Data breaches are everywhere, and no company is immune from the automated and persistent attacks from all over the world. It's not difficult to keep up with the news on the larger incidents. A quick search of this morning's news revealed that Citrix was hit with a possible state-sponsored attack, UCLA Health is finally settling it's 2015 breach, and at least one company is refusing to even acknowledge that it has an active breach at the time of this writing.Data loss can happen to anyone. Don't let World Backup Day go by without testing your data protection strategy and technology.Click To Tweet
Data breach vs data loss
Data breaches often dominate the headlines, but data loss can be just as devastating. The term “data loss” can be used to describe breaches, and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technologies are designed to help admins prevent sensitive information from being sent to unauthorized parties. For example, many companies employ DLP policies that quarantine outgoing messages containing data that fits the format of an account number or other confidential records. DLP technology is an important piece of security for any company.
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.