Top 5 Places Your Enterprise Data Is at Risk

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Third-Party Vendors and Outsource Partners

The use of third-party contractors is unlikely to decrease, and it’s possible that their insecure business practices won't go anywhere either. When choosing a contractor to work with, it's important that organizations research what security methods are in place to ensure that any data stored by that third-party vendor is secure. As more organizations use security of information as a criterion for who they choose to do business with, more outside agencies will see the need for investments in security solutions.

In the meantime, enterprises should assume all outside vendors are insecure, and take security into their own hands. The best way forward? Look for security controls that travel with the data wherever it may go. Persistent data-centric security solutions ensure defenses are in place regardless of who is currently in possession of the information, allowing IT departments to retain full control of enterprise data even when it leaves the perimeter.

With an increase in cyber attacks targeting financial data, health care records, HR files, intellectual property and other forms of highly sensitive data, enterprises must evaluate not only what data is at risk, but where data is at risk. The threat perimeter has expanded well beyond the walls of most organizations as more file sharing, mobile devices and cloud technologies are deployed by IT departments.

Knowing where data resides is the first step in securing the enterprises' new perimeter. However, the battle isn't won until security controls are in place, regardless of a file's location.

In this slideshow, Seclore breaks down the top five areas exposing your sensitive data to risk, and provides tips for minimizing security vulnerabilities.

The top five areas exposing your sensitive data to risk and tips for minimizing security vulnerabilities.

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

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