Sensitive data is being exposed at an alarming rate due to unwanted data breaches. Is your business protected? Recently the Facebook data breach allowed hackers to gain access up to 50 million users, 3 billion users were exposed in the Yahoo! Databreach. The Equifax data breach in 2017 leaked people’s names, social security numbers, birth dates, addressandeven driver’s license numbers. The potential impact of a data breach on a business is devastating,howeverdata breaches can be prevented.
Typically a data breach can occur by an external source such as a criminal stealing electronic data from a network, or internally by an employee who accidentally leaves data exposed to unauthorized personnel.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is an area within cyber security that specializes in preventing the hundreds of ways a data breach can occur. Two of the best solutions dedicated to stopping data breachesinclude:a DLP software blade that blocks sensitive data from leaving anetwork,and endpoint encryption that prevents data leakage from lost or stolen laptops.
Download Check Point's guide to learn more about data breaches and the best practices you must follow to prevent them.