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Real-world horror stories show why data security is so hard

Tom Kaneshige | June 9, 2014
In today's bring-your-own-device and cloud services enterprise, real-world stories of data loss abound. What's really horrifying: Things seem to be getting worse.

"There's a misconception that endpoint devices don't contain critical data, yet increasingly this is where data lives," Singh says.

In today's Wild West mobile, BYOD and cloud frontier, real-world stories of data loss continue to make headlines — not to mention the plethora of security slip-ups that fall under the radar and out of public view. Making matters worse, there seems to be growing worker apathy toward BYOD and mobile security.

All of this means everyone from CEOs to knowledge workers must turn apathy into diligence, and CIOs need to install technology and enact policies that keep their companies safe.

"By not having or enforcing a governance policy that controls access to data and systems, especially after an employee leaves, organizations open themselves up to the possibility of a major breach," Singh says.

 

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