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Staying Safe While Browsing the Web: How You Can Help Protect Your Organization

The internet is like a big city with lots of amazing sights and many useful services—but also many shady areas and lurking predators. And the predators don’t necessarily stick to the bad parts of town: sometimes they come out to pick pockets on the nicest boulevards.

So far, our Corporate Security Awareness series has looked at how business continuity professionals can help their co-workers (and their organizations) stay safe when using non-workplace Wi-Fi networks, personal devices they may use for work, and email.

In today’s post, the fourth and final one of the series, we are going to talk about how BC managers can promote safer internet use and web browsing at their organizations.

Business continuity managers can and should play a role in advocating for safer policies in all of these areas even though direct responsibility for configuring technology, establishing policies, and training users in order to minimize the risks to the above areas lies outside the BC department. By raising the matter of internet security and safety with their partners in IT security and other departments, BC managers can raise awareness and promote the adoption of safer policies. As BC professionals we need to be just as concerned with the prevention of outages and issues as in responding to them.