Tips for Board Members: Why the Organization Should be Appropriately Managing Non-Digital Assets
Often, employees are too involved to be able to take a step back and look at the full picture of an organization. That’s where boards are most effective. They can take a 30,000-foot view of the company and provide effective guidance from that perspective. This is especially true with information security. There are so many threats to digital assets that it’s easier to forget a classic physical asset that stores a significant amount of sensitive data: paper.
It’s just as critical to understand how your organization handles paper as it is to understand how it handles digital assets. Why? Because paper can contain sensitive information just as easily as a digital file or email, but often gets overlooked in the stream of information about phishing, firewalls, bits, and bytes.