As technology staffs contend with ongoing changes to the data distribution landscape, it is important to keep abreast of data security risks and to understand the significant importance of properly managing customer's private data.
The Ponemon Institute recently released its annual data breach report which provides stats on data security issues and trends. With more than 277 companies involved and 1400 individuals interviewed, this report provides a current and unique perspective of potential security risks associated with even the smallest data breach.
Below are highlights of the report which indicates data breaches remain a difficult challenge.
It's clear, based on the data in this report, that companies need to look beyond technology solutions that secure systems and communications. It is important that the human factors are considered like employee training and creating an incident management plan to provide a full proof data security strategy.
Take a look at the full 2013 Ponemon Institute Data Breach report for more information on the top reasons that data breaches occurred and ways to decrease the risks and costs associated with them.
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