Security is mostly about Information Security. This aspect is important in modern technology organizations because it sets the standards, processes and policies that should protect sensitive information, such as personal data and financial information, from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. This is particularly crucial in today's digital age, where cyber attacks and data breaches are becoming increasingly common.

Having strong security measures in place can you avoid costly data breaches and protect reputation, as well as the sensitive information of your customers, clients, and employees. Additionally, security is important for compliance with laws and regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

If you're still a small company, wondering how to prevent any breaches, we would recommend doing only these 3 things:

  1. For ALL the services you use, enforce 2FA (2-factor authentication). It will dramatically improve the breach resilience when someones password gets compromised (yeah, people may use a single password for everything, even for their work accounts)
  2. Limit privileged (or admin) access to a very small group of tech-savvy individuals. Ideally, people should be given access to the rights or features that are required to do their job. No more than that
  3. Conduct a small security training for everyone. Really small. You just need to make sure employees to not open suspicious links in emails and they do not download and run unauthorized software, especially something downloaded from torrent trackers or sites with cracked software

If we bring it to the next level, your Security checklist will look more like this:

  1. Developing and implementing a comprehensive security policy: This should outline the organization's security objectives, responsibilities, and procedures for protecting sensitive information
  2. Conducting regular security assessments: These assessments can identify vulnerabilities and potential threats to the organization's systems and networks
  3. Implementing access controls: This can include measures such as authentication, authorization, and password policies to limit access to sensitive information to authorized personnel only
  4. Encrypting sensitive data: This helps to protect data from unauthorized access, even if it is intercepted or stolen
  5. Using firewalls and intrusion detection systems: These can help to prevent unauthorized access to the organization's networks and systems. MDM systems will be handy here
  6. Keeping software and systems updated: Ensuring all software and systems are up-to-date with the latest security patches can help to prevent vulnerabilities from being exploited
  7. Providing security awareness training: Employees should be educated about security risks and their role in protecting sensitive information
  8. Having a incident response plan: In case of an incident it is important to have a plan that everyone is aware of, this will help you to contain, mitigate and recover from the incident

Don't forget to proactively take action in the field and regularly review and update security measures to stay ahead of emerging threats.