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6 Best Practices for Preventing Enterprise Data Loss
Not only is the number of data thefts and losses due to security breaches continuing to grow at an alarming rate, the resulting monetary impact of these losses is also skyrocketing. So-called 'enterprise data loss' cost businesses nearly $105 billion last year, according to U.S. government estimates.
Based on more than 25 years of experience in the security industry, RSA has developed a strong understanding of the best practices that help prevent enterprise data loss. By following these best practices, companies can not only improve their ability to secure sensitive customer data, but also protect revenue, ensure customer loyalty, build brand value and meet government regulations. These best practices include:
- Understand what data is most sensitive to your businessKnow where your sensitive data residesUnderstand the origin and nature of your risksSelect the appropriate controls based on policy, risk, and where sensitive data residesManage security centrallyAudit security to constantly improve