Checklist: Securing digital information

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  • Published February 2, 2021
  • Topic TechRepublic Premium
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Digital information is generally the lifeblood of any given organization, containing essential company data needed to run the business. Paperless offices have become the norm across industries, and remote work depends on the ability to share electronic information for communication, announcements, and collaboration.

All digital information should be appropriately secured across all devices which are used to access, transmit and store it, and this checklist from TechRepublic Premium provides a strategy for implementing the maximum security protection for your digital information.

From the checklist:

To effectively utilize this checklist, categorize information into four categories:

  • Public: all employees and external individuals can access this information. This digital information is usually very generic and poses no risk to the company; for instance a press release outlining a new product’s features.
  • Internal: Company-wide information which is only accessible to all employees. This digital information may include an employee handbook, operational policies, and announcements intended only for internal users.
  • Confidential: Confidential digital information is based on a team access approach and examples may include project details, contact information, or year-end goals.
  • Restricted: Only specific individuals such as C-level executives, business managers, or financial analysts should have access to this digital information. This might entail trade secrets, cardholder data, or product pricing plans which are under development.

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