The negligence of the companies may cause leaks when the business owners prefer to save money on anti-virus software and leave the employees without clear instructions on security policy. In the meantime, external threats can be sometimes too sophisticated for countering. Therefore, companies should anticipate disaster response. We gave an overview of the most common data breaches in business in our previous post. Now it’s time to speak about combating them. The methods of data breach prevention will be in our focus today.
Business owners are interested in the best control of their data. The risk of breaches is especially high when the company has to protect not only its own affairs, but also the customer databases. Apart from hacking poorly protected systems, frauds may perform malware and social engineering attacks.
To secure themselves, the most responsible companies hire high-qualified IT professionals, build a solid security infrastructure and train employees. Nonetheless protecting the perimeter is not a guarantee that the sensible data is unreachable for violations elsewhere. The data should stay secure during all operations including transmitting, editing and storing. If you are not an IT specialist, not all the cases when data is vulnerable are evident. However, when you know the threats – you can diminish the risks. The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) reported that more than 90 % of data breaches that occurred in the first half of 2014 could have easily been prevented.