How does your organization keep information secure?

One of the greatest collaboration challenges is managing the complexity of shared information across organizations. In fact, InformationWeek’s Strategic Security Survey confirmed that 52% of respondents said that managing complexity is the biggest challenge their security teams face.


31 July 2013

Security has never been simple and there are many factors to consider today before deploying it within your enterprise – like multiple technologies, devices and threats.

One of the greatest collaboration challenges is managing the complexity of shared information across organizations. In fact, InformationWeek’s Strategic Security Survey confirmed that 52% of respondents said that managing complexity is the biggest challenge their security teams face.

With these factors to consider, how can you fully protect your information? InformationWeek identified the most valuable security practices by respondents. Let’s take a look at the top two, identity and password management and end-user security awareness training.

Identity and password management are key pieces in securing your organization. Your employees need to be able to access documents easily and collaborate freely - and in our mobile age that means anytime, anywhere. With that in mind, you need strong access control that lets you designate permissions to specified users to allow you to maintain a level of control over your company’s information. Additionally, your system needs password management features in place that routinely require users to update their personal information to help prevent unwanted attacks.

The next most valuable security practice that respondents identified was end-user security awareness training. Having a system in place with the proper identity management features is step one. To manage complexity efficiently, your organization should be properly trained on all systems to help reduce risk and ensure compliance. A good security awareness program will educate employees on policies and teach them how to handle confidential information.

There are many other security practices that your enterprise should consider to help your information. Having a strategy around the way your enterprise collaborates internally and externally is another way to help manage the complexities. Our VP of Product Marketing Mike Lees recently shared seven steps to secure enterprise collaboration to help organizations have greater productivity and efficiency, while minimizing security and regulatory risks.

What are some of the ways your security team keeps its information secure?



Meagan Parrish

Meagan Parrish

Meagan Parrish is the Senior Manager of Social Media at Intralinks. She is responsible for social media strategy development and the communications for Intralinks' online communities. Meagan has been creating social media strategies for a variety of companies across verticals for the past several years. She holds Bachelor degrees in Marketing and Finance, with a minor in English Literature.