Tips to prevent data loss

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 analysts at Gartner.

"From lost laptops to misplaced backup tapes to accidental emails 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," Gartner research vice president Rich Mogull said.

"Data loss and information leaks are not random acts of nature too costly to prevent. 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."

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