87. Why do I need to consider data management and security?

The complex issues of data management and cyber security are important for every organisation, no matter what its size. This guide considers the key issues and what action to take to maintain strong systems.

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Data management and cyber security may seem like issues which only affect large corporate organisations. However, secure working, maintaining the quality of records and guarding against vulnerabilities created by old technology or personal devices and systems used by volunteers are all important considerations for smaller organisations. This resource outlines the main issues facing smaller organisations and what key actions can be taken.


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Digital Heritage Hub is managed by Arts Marketing Association (AMA) in partnership with The Heritage Digital Consortium and The University of Leeds. It has received Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery funding, distributed by The Heritage Fund as part of their Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. Digital Heritage Hub is free and answers small to medium sized heritage organisations most pressing and frequently asked digital questions.

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