When Will Your Data Breach Happen?

 

When Will Your Data Breach Happen?

IT security is a growing threat for businesses of every industry and no organization can be seen as safe. Hackers are learning new methods to attack web sites and networks. Most of the time employees have easy access to company information and are often unaware of how to detect and prevent these breaches because of a lack of training or lack of security for this information. The question is not if, but when will a data breach happen?

It is very clear that data breaches can no longer be protected by perimeter security. The perimeter continues to fade as a result of increasing connectivity between 3rd party partners and vendors, along with

customers themselves.  Mobile devices and cloud computing makes this perimeter almost impossible to determine. A majority of the cost of security is spent on firewalls, intrusion detection systems and antivirus software, however, it is only effective to a minute scale. Ultimately, it is the data itself which needs to be protected and encrypted persistently, no matter where it is.

Data classification is also a key in making sure that data breaches can be prevented. Categorizing data so employees know how to handle various types of information can determine the most sensitive data rather than data that doesn’t necessarily need to be protected.

Without a doubt though, any security professional will tell you and with no disrespect, that employees are the weakest link in the security chain. Therefore, you must make sure that the data itself is secured, rather than relying on policies, or training.

DRM protected documents have the type of security that doesn’t rely on the perimeter to secure sensitive company information. With even more laws and regulations coming into play recently, encrypting your information with Fasoo’s Enterprise DRM (Digital Rights Management) can help you keep your data secure even when a data breach happens.

So when the data breach happens, will you be prepared? With the right data-centric security solution, you can certainly count on it.

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