Big Data, Big Responsibility – Symantec CEO Mike Brown Featured Author in Ethisphere Magazine

Big Data, Big Responsibility – Symantec CEO Mike Brown Featured Author in Ethisphere Magazine

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Consumer data protection & privacy is an increasing #CSR priority for companies! @symantec's CEO gives his insight:
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 8:00am

Ethisphere Magazine’s recent issue – All Eyes on the CEO – features an article by Symantec President and CEO, Michael A. BrownThe magazine, published by the Ethisphere Institute, shares insights and offers guidance on topics that influence business ethics and corporate social responsibilityMike’s article, “Big Data, Big Responsibility,” introduces the importance of data protection and cybersecurity as an ethical responsibility for all businesses – especially considering the staggering increase of data breaches year after year.

The Ethisphere Institute is a global leader that advances the standards of ethical business practices. Their annual benchmarking of the World’s Most Ethical Companies recognizes businesses that go beyond compliance and demonstrate leadership through visible actions. Symantec has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies eight years in a row!

In Mike’s article, he goes beyond a call for action and offers advice on how companies can protect their data, their customers, and their reputation:

As business leaders, we’re faced with a challenge around protecting our most valuable asset: information. How do we instill trust and confidence across our teams while making it easy to conduct business internally and with customers, and at the same time ensure our critical information is safe and secure everywhere it goes? Cybersecurity, privacy, and sound data management practices are part of our ethical responsibility as businesses.

We’ve all seen the headlines: familiar names of banks, insurance companies, healthcare providers, and retailers. Massive data breaches are big news and highlight the increasing responsibility that all organizations have to protect their employee, customer, and partner information. Once perceived as a problem for key target industries such as financial and health services, we now know that no company is immune, regardless of industry or size.

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