Safeguarding the data treasure
Data can be compromised with one click of a mouse. If information is lost or stolen, organizations can lose their market share and their competitive edge. Companies are constantly at risk. This article explores security measures that companies use throughout the project life cycle. One contract project manager in a human resources company stressed the importance that IT security must align with a company's regulations, business goals, and organizational risk. To protect data, one company implemented stage-gate reviews and constant security audits. Furthermore, human behavior can put projects at risk, whether it is accidental or intentional. Therefore, background checks on all new employees are essential. Regardless of the type security risk, security measures must be embedded from the project start. One vice president reveals that security vigilance should not end when a project is rolled out, it must be ongoing. A side bar examining the cost of security accompanies the article.