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Companies fear data breaches, but not doing enough to prevent them

Companies are aware how damaging a data breach can be, but still don't do enough to try to prevent them

Michael Hatamoto | Nov 10, 2014 at 05:30 am CST (0 mins, 48 secs reading time)

Companies from small and medium businesses to enterprise organizations are aware how damaging a data breach could be, but still aren't doing enough to prevent them. Analyzing everything from how files are saved and stored, evaluating third-party providers, and real-time security monitoring are all important steps to keeping data more secure, whether on-prem or in the cloud.

Companies fear data breaches, but not doing enough to prevent them | TweakTown.com

To make matters worse, targeted attacks are expected to rise in 2015 - as organized groups test network security procedures, and then compromise vulnerable companies as they see fit.

"Hackers have so many things working their favor, from anonymous currencies and "Dark Web" sites which allow them an easy way to turn stolen information into real cash, to the nightmare it is to not only find them, but to have any real success in prosecution and recovery due (to) the global nature of the problem and the tangled mess of foreign jurisdictions," said Joe Caruso, Global Digital Forensics (GDF) CEO and CTO.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Michael Hatamoto

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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