Lesson 3: Introducing the WISP – Your New Best Friend

Pop quiz: what’s a WISP and why should you care about it? No, it’s not a fancy new tech gadget or the latest social media trend. A WISP, or Written Information Security Program, is your new best friend in the realm of data protection.

Think of a WISP as a treasure map. It’s a document that outlines your company’s data protection procedures and protocols. But instead of leading you to a chest full of gold doubloons, it guides you through the labyrinth of data security.

A WISP isn’t a software tool for data encryption or a hardware tool for data protection. And it certainly isn’t a type of data breach (the very thing it aims to prevent!). It’s a detailed, written plan that tells you everything you need to know about keeping your client’s data safe.

Think of it this way: if your company was a ship, the WISP would be the captain, leading you through the stormy seas of data security. So, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a rookie deckhand, make sure you get to know your captain!

Now that you’re familiar with what a WISP is, you’re ready to dive deeper into the world of data protection. So, grab your compass and your sense of adventure, and let’s set sail!