Former CIA employee Edward Snowden famously copied and leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013. His was the highest profile incident, but that kind of copying and leaking of digital assets goes on all the time. These much smaller thefts can still be incredibly damaging for individual businesses.
So how can you protect your business? The good news is that by preventing this digital theft you could also increase productivity along the way. Here’s how.
Why worry about your digital assets?
Consider all the content you’ve created and stored in your system. These digital assets could include client information, photos, documents or presentations. You’ll undoubtedly be handling important customer data – are you confident that it’s secure? What assurances can you pass on to your clients that their information will be handled confidentially? What would happen if your competitors – or your clients’ competitors – got their hands on that information? Most business owners aren’t aware of how their valuable data and digital assets are being handled. With this lack of oversight, it’s surprisingly easy to steal and leak, which can cost you in time, money and reputation.
We created Edward to help our clients secure their important and sensitive business data. This can be anything from financial documentation to valuable IP. Edward works by tracking everything that happens on your work desktops and mobile devices. It takes note of any information transferred out of the computer, and spots any suspicious activity.
Tracking for more efficiency
Beyond helping to prevent theft, the level of transparency and awareness delivered by Edward can also greatly benefit a business’s efficiency. You’ll see, in black and white, how staff members are going about their day, spot bottlenecks and inefficiencies, and make proactive changes. Edward will also help reduce the time spent on distractions, guiding your employees to focus more on what’s best for the company.
Start protecting your digital assets today
Protecting your digital assets is at the heart of your business growth. When you – and your clients – feel secure in the safety of your data, you can get back to focusing on your daily activities.