Data Breach risks are growing day by day and so to all those enterprises which are extremely concerned about their data value, here are some data breach prevention tips.
- Look beyond IT security when assessing your company’s data breach risks. As a part of this planning, a company must evaluate employee exit strategies (HR), remote project protocol, on and off-site data storage practices and more and then establish and enforce new policies and procedures and physical safeguards appropriate to the findings.
- Once an organization has taken anticipatory steps to address data security, the efforts will automatically be recognized by your firm customers. Architect and implement a comprehensive data loss protection plan that will enable decisive action and prevent operational paralysis when a data breach occurs.
- Better to educate employees about appropriate handling and protection of sensitive data. Prepare them against the continuing saga of lost and stolen laptops containing critical information.
- As businesses grow their priorities and operational processes change and might alter risk levels and liabilities. After determining if they’ve acquired new areas or levels of risk, businesses can conduct a periodic risk assessment through both internal audit and specialized external resources.
- Ensure that the same standards of data security are applied regardless of location, by providing mobile workers with straight forward policies and procedures. This includes security and authentication software installation on mobile devices and providing adequate training and technical support for mobile workers.
- An evaluation done by a third party corporate breach and data security expert, to see what’s at stake, without pressuring staff will help companies know flaws prevailing in their admin environments. Furthermore, research shows that organizations with a strong security posture or a formal incident response plan in place prior to the incident can reduce the average cost of a breach as much as $21 and $17 per record, respectively.
- Encrypting data in transit and at rest is a best practice, but, when used alone, it can give businesses a false sense of security. Although the majority of state statutes require notification only if a breach compromises unencrypted personal information, professionals can and do break encryption codes.
- An unpatched system acts as a weak spot to be exploited by hackers. Therefore, enterprise software in an updated state helps a lot in keeping data safe and secure. Senior management must provide guidance on allocations and expectations.
- Keep your partners and vendors in the loop when it comes to data security. Ensure that your organization maintains control of data at all times, especially with offshore data storage or services. If we neglect this instance, then a slight mistake by a partner or a third party breach can increase per record cost by $25.
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