TechnologyAccounting SoftwareIT security must have human element says Poynter

IT security must have human element says Poynter

Former chairman of PwC warns against relying on technology instead of good management if data security is to be guaranteed

Kieran Poynter has said that data security cannot be guaranteed by technology
and must be backed up by strong management.

‘Organisations can have all the policies and processes they like, but if
their cullture and values, management systems and scrutiny are not joined up in
a clear governance framework, this lack of integration lends itself to data
security exposures,’ PricewaterhouseCoopers’ former chairman said in an
FT
column
.

Poynter’s comments came in the wake of his investigation into the HMRC’s lost
data discs scandal.

Further reading:

HMRC:
It’s broke, but can they fix it?

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