5 Essential Strategies for Preventing Data Breaches

Most employees and business partners are honest, loyal, and committed to doing a great job. Yet insider threats remain among the most significant security threats businesses face today. Whether intentional (an employee steals and sells your customer data because they’re mad they didn’t get a raise) or unintentional (a hacker used social engineering to trick them into forking over a password), most data breaches today begin with insider threats — threats from your own employees, partners, or vendors. Between hackers and cyber terrorists, angry ex-workers and clueless vendors, what does it take to keep your data safe in this age? Here are essential strategies for preventing data breaches. 1. Employee Education is Essential Dealing with angry employees is only a small part of the problem when it comes to protecting your data against insider threats. Smart hiring practices, rigorous screening during the hiring process, and regular monitoring of your systems and users…

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