The following story still gives IT departments the creeps: During the Target data breach, up to 70 million credit and debit card accounts were exposed in less than a month.
Even though Target’s internal security staff followed all of the proper procedures, an external contractor was ultimately responsible for gaining access.
Regardless of how secure an IT department is, most breaches occur when a third-party supplier is engaged, allowing critical data such as passwords or IP to be leaked.
Any company that uses many cloud-based apps—most of us these days—runs the danger of data leaking.
This year, here are six strategies to keep your data safe and secure.
1. Determine what information is crucial.
First and first, firms must learn how to understand their vital data. This entails classifying which data need the most security and knowing how to use data loss prevention (DLP) software to safeguard any sensitive data.…