Data Management

Anatomy of a Data Breach: Why Breaches Happen and What to Do About It

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Executive Summary

For organizations that have critical information assets such as customer data, intellectual property, trade secrets, and proprietary corporate data, the risk of a data breach is now higher than ever before. In fact, more electronic records were breached in 2008 than in the previous four years combined.1 this growth in data breaches should come as no surprise. In a world where data is everywhere, it has become harder than ever for organizations to protect their confidential information. Complex, heterogeneous IT environments make data protection and threat response very difficult. Yet today's businesses depend on their security teams to ensure that collaboration and sharing by an increasingly mobile workforce remains safe and secure.

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