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Steering through digital seas: Essential prelude to Microsoft Copilot integration


Johannesburg, 22 Feb 2024
Make sure your digital valuables are locked up.
Make sure your digital valuables are locked up.

Imagine diving headfirst into the ocean of technology with Microsoft Copilot, your digital snorkel, promising to keep you breathing easy through the torrents of data and decisions. But wait – before you plunge into these tech-infused waters, Emil Henrico, the ever-watchful CEO of ISSC, has a tale that might just save your digital skin.

Picture this: the HR department has been working tirelessly, crunching numbers, setting salaries and, in a moment of oversharing, accidentally leaves this sensitive info on the digital coffee table for anyone to see. Now, the sales team, on their casual stroll through the company’s digital archives, stumbles on these numbers. Suddenly, everyone’s discussing not just sales strategies but also why Bob from accounting is earning enough to buy a small yacht.

Here’s where Henrico comes in, with a twinkle in his eye and a sage nod, reminding us that before we let Microsoft Copilot steer our digital ship, we need to map out the waters, marking the treasure chests and the no-go zones. “Imagine,” he says, “installing a super-smart AI in a house where the front door’s wide open and the secret diary’s on the kitchen table. First, let’s lock the door, maybe get a guard dog and definitely put that diary in a safe.”

Securing and classifying data in your company is like preparing for a massive, unseen digital party. You wouldn’t want the neighbourhood (aka, the internet) barging in, raiding your fridge (sensitive data), and spilling secrets on the lawn (the dark web), right? Henrico chuckles: “It’s about making sure the right guests have the right kind of fun, without finding your embarrassing high school photos.”

ISSC Group, under Henrico’s guidance, is like the party planner for your company’s data. They’re the ones making sure your digital valuables are locked up tighter than your grandma’s recipe for Sunday roast. They’re the experts turning your company into a digital Fort Knox before letting Copilot roam free, ensuring it doesn’t accidentally e-mail your top-secret salsa recipe to your competitors.

So, before you let Microsoft Copilot dazzle you with its brilliance, take a leaf out of Henrico’s book. Secure your digital house, classify who gets to dance in which rooms, and maybe, just maybe, keep the most private dances behind closed doors. With ISSC’s help, you can then confidently let Copilot join the party, knowing it won’t accidentally turn it into a free-for-all that’ll be talked about for all the wrong reasons.

In a world where data spills are more dreaded than spilling coffee on your white shirt right before a meeting, let’s make sure we’re all dressed for success, or at least, adequately covered. Henrico’s parting wisdom? “Let’s make security and classification the bouncers at our digital party. That way, we can all enjoy the techno-fiesta, worry-free!”

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