3 Top Ways to Thwart Data Breach
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3 Top Ways to Thwart Data Breach

By CIOReview | Monday, April 5, 2021

3 Top Ways to Thwart Data BreachA complete endpoint solution would use encryption to avoid data loss and leakage and implement unified data protection policies across all of the servers, networks, and endpoints, lowering the risk of a data breach.

FREMONT, CA: Data breaches involving high-profile individuals remind us all that data protection is a top priority for companies. Companies now face a one-in-four risk of a data breach costing 2.21 million dollars in the next two years. Customer loyalty, mistrust, possible sales loss, and a negative brand reputation are all implications of a data breach.

Below are three efficient ways to thwart a data breach.

Asset Inventory

One can better understand the organization's security posture if they can see what hardware and software assets are present in their network and physical infrastructure. An asset inventory can also be employed to categorize and rate the risks and vulnerabilities that the assets might face. These vulnerabilities can be categorized and rated to help better prioritize the remediation efforts for these properties. Endpoint protection has become increasingly important as a result of data breaches. Antivirus software alone would not be enough to avoid a major data breach if the endpoints, such as laptops and desktop computers, are left exposed. A complete endpoint solution would use encryption to avoid data loss and leakage and implement unified data protection policies across all of the servers, networks, and endpoints, lowering the risk of a data breach.

Vulnerability and Compliance Management

Businesses can find loopholes, flaws, and security misconfigurations in their physical and virtual environments by using a Vulnerability and Enforcement Management (VCM) tool or, at the very least, by conducting a vulnerability assessment. VCM will track the infrastructure and IT assets in real-time for vulnerabilities, compliance flaws, and best configuration practices. Allowing the security team to understand better the security vulnerability threats of the environment, that is, threat landscape, and goals on what needs to be remedied, are some of the advantages that can help prevent a data breach. A good VCM will enable developing an action plan to address these flaws and delegate them to the appropriate personnel.

Regular Audits on Security Posture

Regular audits will aid in validating the security posture by identifying possible new gaps in enforcement or governance. In comparison to vulnerability assessments or penetration testing, a security audit will include a more comprehensive evaluation of the security policies. A security audit takes into account the organization's diverse existence and how it approaches information security.