Data breaches: 4 fundamental ways to shore up your defenses

The majority of corporate data breaches can be prevented. Make these four basic adjustments now to better safeguard your data.

If you're like most IT professionals, you constantly feel as if you should be paying more attention to security. But it's tough to find the time, budget and staff to do the best job possible.

Or is it?

In its most recent, and rather depressing, report on data breaches, Verizon concluded that IT security had not improved much since its first report was published in 2008.


"This study always reminds us that our profession has the necessary tools to get the job done," the authors wrote. As they listed their recommendations, they explained that they weren't bothering to repeat the most common ones from previous reports.

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