Security has become a competitive parameter

Yet many lag behind.

Although the companies that focus on data security are stronger in the face of competitors, customers and not least cybercriminals, there are still far too many who do not take IT security seriously.

It shows new brand new numbers.

A new analysis shows, that 63% of Danish companies have been strengthened by working with personal data protection and data ethics (56%), and that data security has an impact on companies’ competitiveness (38.7%).

Security is therefore no longer an IT project, but a business priority that helps to make a real difference in relation to competitors.

“Data security has simply become a factor that customers expect to be in control of. And also something that means that you can be disqualified if you can not show that you work actively with security in the company, “says Bjarke Alling, chairman of the IT industry’s IT security committee and executive vice president in League After.

Too many companies are lagging behind

Thus, there should be good arguments for working with IT security at a more strategic level in all corners of the Danish business community. Nevertheless, recent figures from the Danish Business Authority show that 40% of Danish small and medium-sized companies have an insufficient level of security.

The vast majority of companies are good at installing the classic firewalls and antivirus programs on the common systems. But it lags tremendously when it comes to the security of the individual employee’s units, continuously updating security programs and when it comes to educating employees.

Security has become a competitive parameter“If you only have control of the basic IT infrastructure, you do not just make yourself vulnerable to attacks. You also increase the risk of not treating and protecting e.g. personal data to a sufficient degree, which not only affects the company itself, but also exposes one’s customers and suppliers to unnecessary dangers, ”says Bjarke Alling.

New collaboration must strengthen data security

Digital Security Council, IT industries, FROM, IDA, The D-mark and The Danish Business Authority would like to increase Danish companies’ IT security, personal data protection and data ethics.

Therefore, they carry out a project whose purpose is to promote the competitiveness of Danish companies via positive, responsible, legal and secure data use in business development.

“Many companies simply do not know how to get started with working with security, personal data and data ethics. That is why we are now a large number of organizations and agencies that come together to give the entire IT security a push forward across the Danish business community, ”says Bjarke Alling.

The first thing that has been done in the project is to carry out an analysis of the companies’ challenges and opportunities with data responsibility. It is this analysis that is now ready and which can be read in its full length here.

Based on the results from the study, you will then adapt existing guidelines and tools as well as any. develop new materials.

Last but not least, there will be a nationwide data ethics roadshow, to spread the knowledge of existing tools so that you can help companies strengthen their IT security. You can read more about when the roadshow will come past you here.

Source: IT-Kanalen by

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