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Data protection for an SME

As Ben Franklin said – “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.Ben Franklin

Three misconceptions regarding data protection and data loss prevention are prevalent in small to medium sized organisations –  whether in manufacturing, distribution or education or in a service business.  In my professional security practice over the past 5 years providing expert data loss prevention solutions to clients in the Middle East and Europe I have discovered that the first step to getting an effective data protection solution is – getting a little knowledge.

Here are three simple and cost-effective data protection steps for SMEs – starting with dispelling the misconceptions.

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Are you a leader or a friend?

Although I served in the Israeli Army – I was what they called a “simple soldier”, a communications tech in a van. Our officer was glad that we kept things working – and that was fair enough we thought. After grad school, serving in the armies of high-tech samurai, I learned that commanders fight with the troops but leaders lead from the front – and being a friend of the troops disables your effectiveness as an effective leader/manager.

My friend Isaac Botbol has a leadership training business – he conveyed this message perfectly in his last news letter – “Are you a leader or a friend?”

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