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Jesper Johannson is security group leader for Yubico.

5 Best Practices For Companies Serious About Data Privacy

Companies who take data privacy seriously all have five things in common. If you are advocating for better data privacy in your organisation, you want to start with a security programme that supports these efforts. Such a programme has a few common characteristics: 1. Leadership Buy-In Prioritising the protection of data and systems starts at the top. The entire executive team, including the CEO and the Board, must know that security is a key priority for your organisation. Otherwise, when it comes to allocating finances and resources, security will take a back seat. This can seem daunting, but it’s actually becoming less difficult to receive this sort of leadership buy-in. For those who ever need a good selling point, just look at the volume and tone of press coverage after some of the mo...