Privacy of your employee and customer data should be one of the top priorities of any board for any organisation. However sometimes C level exec’s are more interested in things right in front of them, like this quarters sales or the new product introduction.
To get them to pay attention you sometimes need to be a bit smart at getting the issue on table. James Governor points to a post by Michelle Dennedy from where she lists 10 tips from Scott McNealy. As Michelle says, I don’t “recommend anyone tries these at home, but they are pretty funny to imagine” the next C level meeting afterwards.
Top 10 Ways to Make Privacy a CEO-Level Concern
10. Show him his daughter’s MySpace page
9. Tell him the external auditors lost his personal data (on a laptop)
8. Install a hum generator in his handset
7. Pre-text his phone list– okay maybe not such a great idea
6. Update his Wikipedia posting
5. Publish his recent Netflix orders (assuming your CEO would be embarrassed)
4. Tell him you lost the corporate archives
3. Re-route his security camera to YouTube
2. Remove sticky notes, with his passwords, from his computer screen
1. Spend $1,000 to do a security check on him