Data Security Protocols: The Policies You Need and How to Enforce Them by Chris Turpin

According to the 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average cost of each stolen record is $154 ($68 in the public sector).1 Those costs add up to an average consolidated total cost of $3.8 million, which is why one of our recent blog posts outlined broad considerations when it comes to keeping your data secure.  We talked about using technology to remain vigilant, continuously monitoring, educating your employees, and backing up your data.  We also touched on the importance of enforcing protocols.  In raising that topic, I realized that it deserved a deeper dive.&

Four Things You Should be Doing to Keep Your Data Secure by Chris Turpin

Data security is inarguably important – and with the drive for today’s government agencies and organizations to evaluate and migrate to a centralized cloud-based infrastructure, it’s more important than ever. But while virtual environments hold plenty of benefits, they also impact your direct control over your security environment. Yes, you can mitigate some of the pain that comes with relinquishing direct control through your choice of a public, private, or hybrid cloud (each has its benefits) – but each still takes your data virtual.