The threats to an organization's information assets are on the rise. And most organizatons are ill-prepared to cope.

RSA, the security division of EMC, said two separate hacker groups worked in collaboration with a foreign government to launch a series of phishing attacks against RSA employees, posing as people the employees trusted, to penetrate the company's network. EMC reported that it had spent at least $66 million on remediation. And this happened to a security division!

What can we do as employees to safeguard our assets? Here is a basic primer on the organization's security policies.