This Week’s Five is a weekly column of five interesting reads from all over the web, with a different topic every week. This week, we explore the risks of security breach and importance of data protection in enterprise networks.

Cyber thieves of all kinds have made the lives of the people in charge of data security miserable; except when they get caught. In today’s world, organizations cannot afford to sit back and assume that “this won’t happen to us”. It is important to be prepared for impending breaches in security. So here is our advice: Secure your network, starting today!

In this special compendium of articles, we take a look at some of the important write-ups on security breach and data theft.

Gartner Reveals Top 10 IT Security Myths – Gartner’s analyst says that “misperceptions” and “exaggerations” can wreck best-laid IT security plans.

Building an Effective Security Architecture: No Piece of Cake – The Verizon Data Breach Report and the Ponemon Institute’s Cost of a Data Breach study suggests that enterprises suffer more breaches, at a higher cost than ever before. If we have newer, better tools than “ever before”, how can this trend still be climbing?

Are you securing the right thing? How to effectively secure your data? [PDF] – This White-paper examines the relative merits of the different approaches of securing key assets.

Call Record Privacy is Not Just a US Issue Irrespective of the behaviour of the NSA, security professionals must guide organizations to be as compliant as possible with local laws.

By 2019, 90% of Organizations will have Personal Data on IT Systems They Don’t Own – Organizations should create a privacy program that keeps personal data at arm’s length, according to Gartner Inc. Gartner identifies some steps to prepare you against possible breach of your personal data.

If you have never experienced a security breach, be prepared to face the music. There are several tools and software products in the market that can ensure your safety against possible breaches in security.

So enjoy your weekend, but make sure to keep an eye on your data, because security begins at home!

 

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