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Data Breach Silence Breached: 5 Good Security Tips

For every high profile big headline data breach, there are plenty of others that are kept quiet. A good piece in Informationweek takes a peek behind the curtain of quiet and offers some solid lessons in how to avoid having your data compromised.

For every high profile big headline data breach, there are plenty of others that are kept quiet. A good piece in Informationweek takes a peek behind the curtain of quiet and offers some solid lessons in how to avoid having your data compromised.The article, "5 Security Lessons From Real-World Data Breaches" offers solid insights into five key security areas (and issues) that call for constant attention:

1. Integrated security, with special attention paid to Web apps

2. Secondary controls including internal firewalls and monitoring

3. Understand the limits of security technology -- and the speed with which the crooks stay ahead of security tech

4. Keep an eye on third-party apps and services and their security practices and procedures

5. Be prepared to respond to breaches and incidents

I'm particularly taken with the straightforward and accurate emphasis placed on the fact that security technology alone isn't a guarantee of security, as well as the attention-- not given often enough -- to third-party security. As more and more small and midsized businesses turn either of budget necessity or technical need to outside providers, it becomes more and more critical that a thorough review of the outside company's security policies and history are fundamental to the evaluation process and, furthermore, should be reviewed on a regular basis thereafter.

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