Kurt Long, CEO of data security and protection firm FairWarning, offers these 5 tips for Hiring Season

When hiring the team that literally holds the keys to your castle, you want to make sure they are well-vetted.

The last thing you want is to hire someone to protect your network that will eventually turn into an insider threat scenario.

So how can you establish better security practices beforehand, that will make hiring new members of your security team a breeze?

Kurt Long, CEO of data security and protection firm FairWarning, offers these 5 tips below to organizations who want to establish better security practices when hiring their security folks:

Acceptable use policy

Organizations should implement an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to mitigate risks associated with employees who have access to the organization’s network and company equipment. Without an Acceptable Use Policy, organizations are vulnerable to law suits, regulatory fines, and security breaches.

Your Acceptable Use Policy should be explicit in communicating what one can and cannot do with the organization’s technology and equipment. An AUP should define the proper use of organizational information whether it be customer, financial, health, or proprietary information.

Some considerations that are often overlooked in the current digital era that should be included in an AUP are email activities, social media and blogging, mobile devices, authentication, and data classification.

Circulate the document through management in each department to ensure there aren’t vulnerabilities being overlooked that could put your organization at risk.

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