The following are some best practices for the secure handling of reports:

  • Maintain the confidentiality of reports and their contents.
  • Maintain the integrity of reports and their contents.
  • Ensure reports are always available to the relevant audience.
  • Ensure reports are secure in transit across a network.
  • Minimize the transmission of reports across a public network like the Internet.
  • Ensure reports are secure in storage.
  • Protect reports and their contents from accidental disclosure.
  • Maintain audit logs for users accessing reports.
  • Maintain a chain of custody when transferring ownership of reports.
  • Maintain version control for changes to reports.