Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including how data security may help protect your data against apps that may use it for other purposes, meeting ESG criteria through IT asset disposition, cybersecurity tips to protect enterprise data and details regarding Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
TikTok Accused of Tracking Certain Users–Proper Data Security May Help
On October 20, Forbes released an article accusing TikTok parent company, ByteDance, of using the app to monitor the location of specific American Citizens. According to the article, a TikTok spokesperson explained that the app collects approximate location information based on users’ IP addresses to “help show relevant content and ads to users, comply with applicable laws, and detect and prevent fraud and inauthentic behavior.” However, Forbes claimed to have reviewed material that indicates the Beijing-based ByteDance’s Internal Audit team was going to use the location information for surveillance of certain American citizens.
Meet Environmental ESG Criteria with IT Asset Disposition
ESG refers to how companies pledge to handle certain controversial issues in regards to the environment, social and governance. Environment focuses on how companies respect and safeguard the environment. Social addresses the company’s relationship with its employees, its customers and the community it interconnects with. Governance, on the other hand, concentrates on a company’s leadership, its compliance with the law and the effectiveness of its decisions for both the company as a whole as well as the environment.
Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Enterprise Data
Data security should be a top priority for any enterprise, especially in this digital age. Since the pandemic, a large portion of the world still work from home and prefer to use personal devices, which makes enterprise data susceptible to data breaches. It is important to make sure that private company information is protected, even on personal devices. Likewise, with office technology such as laptops, tablets and desktops, it’s important to be one step ahead of hackers.
Celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Proper Data Security
In 2004, October was declared Cybersecurity Awareness Month to help spread awareness about the increasing threat of cyber crime. It may seem like a silly thought, or even impossible given how many beloved tech companies promise top-notch data security. However, the more sophisticated technology becomes the craftier hackers get, and they continue to evolve along with our gadgets. Technology has been a prevalent part of daily life for many years, but was thrust under the spotlight during the pandemic. Technology was used more than ever before in order to comply with social distancing regulations while also continuing daily life. This provided more opportunities for hackers.