Do You Have A Security And Privacy Officer? Why Do You Need One?

In order to maintain cybersecurity best practices, your organization should consider the roles of both a Security Officer and a Chief Privacy Officer.

Data security is necessary for protecting any information your organization handles. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in a highly-regulated industry and need to maintain strict compliance (HIPAA, PCI-DSS, etc.) or just a regular business. If you store, use, or transfer data, you need a designated individual to keep your information secure.

Having an officer responsible for categorizing and implementing these types of policies, procedures and responsibilities helps you stay organized and mitigates risk to your group. Even if your company outsources it’s information technology department, you’ll need to ensure a business associate agreement is signed and that an individual is tasked with managing this agreement.

For more information about the roles of each officer and what their jobs entail, click the following link to read our full article on Security and Privacy Officers.

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