Take a proactive approach on data security as part of an overall IT strategy.
Inventory data - What do you have that's most at risk?
Consider encryption - Many people are encrypting more, both data in transit and at rest.
Encrypting isn't enough - Verify the source and its destination.
Avoid the "Bagel Defense" - Use firewalls, but also protect key data inside and monitor it for access.
Watch your firewalls - Use automated tools for monitoring firewall traffic.
Think beyong the network - Know all ways data can leave the network. Consider what to do if a laptop is lost or stolen.
Educate everyone - The more is known about security, the safer the data is.
Invest wisely - Don't be content with one security project. Consider going further.
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