We live in a world of increasing information vulnerability: data breaches, unsecured networks, and a massive repository of sensitive data stored digitally. There is no way around it, and even if we wanted to, we can’t go back in time.
If you’re in the business of workplace safety, neglecting the security of your digital networks is a dangerous mistake, and one you simply cannot afford to make.
Australian businesses have been slow to adopt policies for IT security, and that needs to change. Those behind the data breaches are getting smarter all the time, so cybersecurity is the kind of game where you always need to be at least one step ahead. The alternative is unbelievably expensive, costing employers hundreds of millions of dollars in 2014 alone.
So what can you do?
First off, start considering IT security as inseparable from your usual health and safety regimen. Using a digital platform to communicate valuable safety information to employees is a vital way to maximise your digital infrastructure. This is a massive advantage that helps reach as many eyes quickly and efficiently, while spreading knowledge about the small steps that everyone can do to promote better security and safety.
As always, stay safe,
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