DATA BREACH PREVENTION
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Have you heard about what happened to Google+? It was initially released to compete against Facebook but it didn’t make an impact. A few months ago, a software bug was discovered but Google didn’t report it due to the fear that it will be compared to Facebook. While there’s no proof of any data misuse, Google+ is shut down because 500,000 consumer account’s information were compromised.
Data Breach takes place when a cybercriminal is successfully able to infiltrate a huge data source and to extract those sensitive information. This may be done by accessing a network or a computer in stealing local files or through a remote network security bypass. The latter is usually what many cybercriminals do to target businesses.
With the risks associated with data breaches, business owners had to come up with strategies to prevent data breaches. Data breach prevention refers to the processes designed for data security.
The process starts with knowing the legal obligations concerning consumer privacy and data security. This results to a data security policy to keep the data safe from risks not just from outside the company but from its employees, too. This includes strict measures such as automation, encryption, patch management, and data backup to prevent any customer information from being exposed.
It’s common for other vendors to ask you for a copy of your data security policy especially if you’re making a business deal which involves transferring sensitive information. Having a comprehensive and up to date policy can literally make or break your business deal.