Data loss is serious and unfortunately an issue many companies are forced to face. It is best if that is dealt with proactively and not after an incident like a data breach. This interesting topic came to us from IT Pro Portal in their article, “How to stay ahead of the game when it comes to protecting your company’s data.”

Data breaches are becoming increasingly serious as cyber criminals continue to hone their skills when going after intellectual property. Last year, personal data of hundreds of millions of people was compromised as a result of both insider and outsider hacking and network vulnerabilities.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) companies must now report a breach to their local data protection regulator within 72 hours of detecting it. The reality is that businesses are taking an average of 60 days to first discover a breach and then a further 21 days to submit their reports.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.