Confidentiality

A Project Manager’s Checklist for Securing Information and Data Protection

Published on Sep 16th, 2017 by

A Project Manager’s Checklist for Securing Information and Data Protection

Here’s a checklist of things that will help you keep a confidential project within the safe borders of your team or company.

  1. Train your people
  2. Make confidentiality a topic
  3. Talk with your HR department, create awareness
  4. Tailor your briefing material

Here I explain each item in detail.

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Project Management Under NDA Checklist

Published on Apr 4th, 2011 by

Project Management Under NDA Checklist

So there I was, on the phone with my CEO at 11 p.m. trying to get away from the noise of a very loud party on a Friday night. Someone in my team accidentally published a drawing in her on-line portfolio. The design was still under an ill-defined but active NDA and the client was getting ready to sue.

I had to borrow the laptop of the party host and spent the rest of the night in the kitchen, making calls, waking people up and getting sober against my will. Disaster recovery doesn’t mix well with cocktails, I can promise you that much.

non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is pretty common right?  Hope it never bites you like it did me. Here’s my checklist and some common NDA pitfalls. No legal stuff, I promise!

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Six Horrible Security Mistakes

Published on Oct 16th, 2010 by

Six Horrible Security Mistakes

Horrible security mistakes that could have been avoided by better management, practically as well as culturally.

I’ve collected a few real life examples for you that show how vulnerable companies are to confidentiality risks if no proper attention is payed to it.

Try googling for confidentiality disclaimers like “this document is confidential”, all these people fucked up really bad. Yes, those are all public files that are supposed to be confidential, that link runs a google search query for documents with a confidentiality disclaimer in it and found them just like that. Just add your company name to the end of the search query if you’re curious, who knows what you might find.

It’s all about awareness.

Read on for some quotes by other professionals, everyone ’s anonymous so I won’t compromise them. I hope you recognise yourself.

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Are You Handling Other People’s Secrets?

Published on Sep 24th, 2010 by

Are You Handling Other People’s Secrets?

You and your company probably have information that you can’t or wouldn’t want to share. Keeping something a secret is sometimes a key ingredient for success. When a client entrusts certain information to you, you have to take full responsibility for it.

I’d like to tell you about the little things that might get under the radar and share something with you I consider best practice based on my professional experience.

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