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Data security measures for cloud and mobile that don't put users off
This article is part of the CIO Decisions issue of October 2012 Volume 16
When it comes to consumerization -- whether you're referring to social media, mobile devices, cloud services or all of the above -- 99.9% of employees will use common sense and take corporate data security measures into consideration before they share data, believes Dave Trigo, vice president and corporate CIO at The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. On the other hand, "It's that 0.1% that can kill you," he said. One breach could ruin us, so we ask how [the vendor] does backups, what they have for DR, what their security posture and capabilities are, who is responsible should something happen. Dave Trigo, vice president and corporate CIO, The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. Still not worried? Talk to an information security officer in charge of a heavily regulated company like defense and aerospace systems maker Raytheon Co. about the use of cloud services or mobile devices, and the observation "It's that 0.1% that can kill you" skyrockets. "I don't think you can get away with saying [to auditors] that we educated our users about our ...
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