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It Starts With Education

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 08-09-2010 Print

Securing your enterprise data against a potential breach is becoming increasingly difficult as your employees become more mobile, your IT solutions become more sophisticated, and resourceful hackers find new ways to target your company. The 2010 Data Breach Investigations Report, a study conducted by the Verizon RISK team in cooperation with the U.S. Secret Service, reveals that companies are facing more threats from more sources than ever before. And the chances of that changing anytime soon are unlikely, unless enterprises take drastic action. The ongoing Data Breach Investigations Report series now includes in-depth studies of 900 breaches involving more than 900 million compromised records over a span of six years. Just contemplating this will propel you to seek out new ways in which you can protect your company's data from the many threats out there. You can also view the accompanying article 10 Tactics For Securing Enterprise Data .


More than one third (36 percent) of attacks originate from end-user devices, according to the 2010 Data Breach report. This is second only to attacks via servers and applications (which account for 50 percent of compromised assets). Educate employees on appropriate use of corporate computers.


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