Understand that security and functionality go hand in hand

Security concerns shouldn’t make it more difficult for employees to interact internally or with their clients and their professional network. Forcing them to use an awkward system or to follow cumbersome rules all but guarantees non-compliance.

First steps to product information could include issuing corporate hardware to all staff with the potential for remote work access, using virtual private network (VPN) connections, introducing mandatory encryption on storage devices and restricting where data can be saved. Time locks and biometric systems such as fingerprints or retinal scans on devices can add another dimension to security infrastructure that avoids the pitfalls of passwords.

The goal is to protect data when using technology, while maintaining relative ease of use.