Beating out top consulting firms, defense contractors, and even armored car companies, ADP topped Security Magazine’s “2017 Security 500 Rankings” among business service firms. Since 2009, Security Magazine has sought to identify the best security programs and leaders each year in its global Security 500. ADP has ranked first on the list three out of the past 4 years.
Led by Roland Cloutier, ADP Chief Security Officer since 2010, the ADP Global Security Organization has worked closely with clients across the globe for more than 65 years. Expertise from the company’s security professionals is fully integrated into ADP products, business processes, and infrastructure in order to continue earning and strengthening the trust of the more 700,000 clients that ADP helps each year.
Security at ADP isn’t just about data—it’s about everything. Working to prevent the next hack, phishing email, or other threat means using digital methods, but also keeping software up to date, educating one’s workforce, helping to physically secure key assets, and having action plans ready to go if one does face an emergency.
As a global organization that offers 24/7 protection and runs a number of state-of-the-art Response Centers around the world, ADP is on the cutting edge. The ADP Global Security Organization has forged close ties with the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the Secret Service, and is continuously investing in training, researching new threats, advanced technology, and more.
But businesses of all sizes must take security seriously, and ADP recommends four basic strategies to mitigate risks:
- Strengthen your defenses. Keep your business’s software programs up to date, install anti-malware software, and use protective firewalls.
- Educate and engage your workforce. Employees can be a company’s best asset when it comes to protecting an organization against cybercrime. Take steps to educate your workforce on emerging risks, offer training sessions on security measures and privacy policies, and reinforce the fact that security is everyone’s responsibility.
- Keep private information secure. Safeguard sensitive information, especially when you’re traveling or working in a public area. Always log on from a secure connection—not an open, café hotspot—and create strong passwords to add an extra layer of security and keep those in a secure location.
- Have an action plan ready in case of an emergency. In the event of a cyber-attack, it’s important to have an action plan in place so you and your employees know how to quickly respond to the emergency, minimize potential damage, and alert the necessary colleagues and customers.
If you’re interested, check out Security Magazine’s Security 500 here.