What types of ethical issues and information security issues are common in organizations?
Ethics, as simple as it may seem is a social term with immense impacts on each and every area of business, impacting all spheres up from magazines, newspapers, and blogs, simple and even multi-billion organizations. While we can say that technology has provided broad opportunities, it is also true that similar chances are provided to the unethical people. Those who will go an extra mile each day only to see to it that they have broken all ethical and security aspects of businesses such as confidentiality and security of information held. This means that companies must ensure that any type of information they collect, may it be about the employees, partners, or customers, must be captured and stored in an ethical and secure manner, not only for its own benefit, but also as a fulfillment to law requirements.
How can a company participating in e-business keep its information secure?
How can a company to better secure their information?
Oracle corporations provide a taster review of the types of ethics and information concerns faced by most organizations. The dangers come mostly upon when employees and other un-authorized persons try to access information in authorized means or even through hacking. Therefore, a company can still employ protective means which must include the below measures. Of all, the first line of defense is the people, and then technology. Among these, the people are the most basic source of threats to an organization’s information security. It does not all matter whether it is the employees, a customer, or a hacker; all the organization has to be aware of is the potential threats posed by the fellow humans and thus, must employ all possible policies necessary to govern the information aspects. Then comes the technology aspect as a threat. All the organization has to do in this field is ensuring data prevention and resistance (151) against the malicious software developed intentionally to destruct any valuable information.
The McGraw-Hill Company, 2014. “Ethics and information security: MIS business concerns.” Chapter 4.