Gartner’s Top 5 Tips to boost data security

By | August 11, 2006

Public exposure of private data is becoming a regular occurrence, but the majority of these incidents can be prevented if companies implement the proper security best practices, according to Gartner, whose analysts have identified the top 5 steps to prevent data loss and information leaks.

From lost laptops to misplaced backup tapes to accidental e-mails filled with sensitive information, we seem to be in the midst of a data loss epidemic, with tens of millions of individuals receiving data loss notification letters this year, said Rich Mogull, research vice president for Gartner.

Data loss and information leaks are not random acts of nature too costly to prevent, Mr. Mogull said. By following these five steps, enterprises can dramatically reduce the risk of their valuable structured or unstructured information ending up in the wrong hands and forcing an embarrassing public disclosure.Read Full Story

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