Experts of data security are very sure: corporate and company data breaches have been compromising the security and privacy of millions of people in the past years and are now here for good. Some people think that this problem will worsen before it even gets any better. There are many high profile breaches in the year 2012 alone. There was one particular occurrence in the gas and Electric Company in the State of New York. This jeopardized the more than 1.8 million information that was very sensitive belonging to customers. The reason for this is that there was an access that was made by an external company that ought not to access it.
One other occurrence that was serious as well was the one that happened at the Utah Health Department where 700,000 patients had their personal information being stolen by the hackers that worked out of Europe. The reason to blame was a weak password. Security guards are enjoyed by companies for them to have a good and close monitor to the people that go into offices in buildings but their doors are never open. They never bother seeing the ones that access their doors.
Rast’s claims are now being backed up by the recent industry statistics. A 2012 investigation breach report that Verizon conducted now show that more than 97 percent of breaches on data can be avoided by simply introducing intermediary controls. Rast works frequently with the clients on the issues affecting data security and has extensively written on this particular topic. She says that comprehensive training for employees is essential about data protection in its basic state.
Simple things often come out to be very important. Frequent changing of passwords, never sharing passwords as well as storing information that can be potentially sensitive in locations that are unsecure and also removing rights of access to information when individuals go from one department to another. The Think Forward Consulting owner, Brian Gay says that it is very crucial for security minded companies for a layered data protection approach to be made. He further says that you must never assume that one method alone can get the information protected. It is very important to continually add layer after layer for enhanced protection as well as including many departmental information, employee level, operational and managerial level.
Those types of layers will attract a wide range of measures in security such as the tight monitored access routes, antispyware software as well as firewalls and data encryption in data centers and off sites of the systematic and web destruction of irrelevant and old data.
Issues that surround data security as well as data protection can be sky protected because of the latest technologies in the recent two years. As we increasingly rely on data, we attract more data security threats. There will be numerous opportunities for newer arise of threats every time there is a new technology advancement. Data migration into the cloud is the hot thing now and this also poses several threats to data security.