Organizations that follow data security “best practices” may think they are prepared to prevent data breaches, but in 2014 we saw over 1 billion records compromised by some of the largest - and presumably best prepared - organizations. It only takes one single device or point of entry to potentially expose millions of records. Data breaches are happening at an accelerated pace and only those organizations who adopt a holistic approach to data security, updated and adapted regularly, will stay one step ahead of cybercriminals.
In “Data Security Best Practices Not Good Enough” on eSecurity Planet, I explore just how you can move beyond industry standards to implement the kind of layered security approach that is likely to help prevent data breaches. In the article, I talk about the creation of a Data Defense in Depth strategy.
No best practice technologies are sufficient on their own. Instead, organizations must apply a Defense in Depth strategy across three stages:
In my eSecurity Planet article, I explore each of these stages in depth, offering advice on how your organization can create a customized series of security layers to best protect corporate data. A variety of security solutions will reduce the threat landscape and prevent advanced attacks on your network. All devices must be encrypted, bolstered with persistent endpoint security technology to ensure that security software reinstalls if it is removed or damaged and will allow you to run encryption and anti-virus status reports to prove these solutions were in place and operational at the time of theft – an important checkbox for data security compliance.
Data security strategies need to be constantly reinvented to keep ahead of emerging threats, which isn’t possible if your organization is merely adhering to “best practices.” To learn more about how to stay one step ahead, continue reading the article here.