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Data security within companies…

It was like a tidal wave in the news… the data of 2.9 million Desjardins members, individuals and businesses, was stolen and illegally transmitted to third parties!

At PointPub Média Communications, the security of our customers’ data is paramount. When we do installations, some people are sometimes surprised that we don’t want to give full access to all employees. We must always bear in mind that this information is important, and that the fewer people who have access to sensitive data, the better our chances of preventing leaks.

Perhaps the Desjardins story will raise awareness of the importance of not giving access to people who don’t need it. Employees with important access should be chosen wisely. The risks may not be inevitable, but by taking as many precautions as possible, they will be minimized.

We can’t stress this enough: protect your passwords and don’t share them with anyone.

For more information on Desjardins’ recommendations and measures, click here.