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Three Must-Implement Data Security Steps to Reduce Vulnerabilities

A recent survey by Radware found that nearly half (45 percent) of respondents had experienced a data breach in the last year, and 68 percent are not confident they can keep corporate information safe. Despite costly and constant breaches, and upcoming data privacy movements such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies continue to leave data vulnerable due to outdated and ineffective security policies and processes.

This current state of data insecurity has arisen from the need for organizations to maximize the value of their data by broadly sharing information inside and outside the organization. The problem is that most organizations are largely focused on network security, protecting and hardening the perimeter. But often the data in the “squishy” middle is left vulnerable to threats. If attackers can get in, they’re in. And, most databases — where the critical corporate data resides — have all-or-none access, which is not sufficient to shield against growing cybersecurity threats. 

Here are three steps companies should take to avoid becoming the next newsworthy data disaster.