For prevention, the study recommends simple actions performed diligently, such as:
- Make sure that established security policies are implemented. - Create a data retention plan, and know where data resides. - Wall off data if necessary. - Create an incident response plan, and test it.
Dr. Peter Tippett, vice president of research and intelligence for Verizon Business Security Solutions, said, "This report clearly shows it's not about clever or complex security protection measures. It really boils down to doing the basics from planning to implementation to monitoring of the data."Yahoo Finance