Nine Security Best Practices You Should Enforce

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 06-18-2014 Email

Eighty-nine percent of security breaches and data loss incidents could have been prevented last year, according to the Online Trust Alliance's (OTA's) "2014 Data and Breach Protection Readiness Guide." In the interest of helping enterprises protect themselves, their data and their customers, the OTA has been publishing guidelines since 2009. "Viewing breaches as a 'technical issue' is a recipe for failure," the report said. "Instead, [businesses] need to recognize that every department within an organization needs to play a part in readiness planning." This year's guide includes a discussion of a breach's impact on a business, contractual obligations to customers, how cybercriminals target unsuspecting organizations, and the resulting business disruption and loss. The report also includes information on data governance and loss prevention, incident response planning, and international security considerations. For a copy of the guide, click here.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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