21 July 2011 13:49:27
While cyber attacks and hacks may receive the bulk of the attention when it comes to data loss, a recent eWeek reported asserted that threats stemming from network outages and technical issues are more pressing.
According to the news provider, IT departments must account for more than just outsider threats when implementing data security solutions. Recent cyber attacks affecting high-profile companies may be more media-friendly, but it is these "outages and technical glitches that has proven most problematic," eWeek noted.
eWeek recommended several steps to consider before choosing a data protection platform. Collaboration was on the top of the list. A data security plan is only effective if all parties involved are on the same page. Therefore, it is important to inform employees from all departments of ways they can protect sensitive information.
Additionally, eWeek stated that planning and testing are key to data security. Knowing what information should be stored on a network is vital to ensuring data does not get into the wrong hands, and IT departments must be sure security systems work before an incident occurs.
One security solution that has captured the attention of many IT departments is the cloud. Though the technology was originally criticized for its lack of security, many experts now agree that it is more than capable of keeping information safe.
-McAfee Cloud Security