Think Data Security, Not Endpoint Security
A strong data protection strategy is essential to protect information as it moves across endpoints and in the cloud.
INTEROP 2019 – LAS VEGAS – Endpoint security is a common concern among organizations, but security teams should be thinking more broadly about protecting data wherever it resides.
“If you’re just focusing on device protection and not data protection, you’re missing a lot,” said Shawn Anderson, executive security advisor for Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Solutions Group, at the Interop conference held this week in Las Vegas. Rather than add multiple endpoint security products to corporate machines, he urged his audience of IT and security pros to think about protecting their data.
Sixty percent of data is leaked electronically, Anderson said, and 40% is leaked physically. When an organization is breached, the incident costs an average of $240 per record. The average cost of a data breach was $4 million in 2017, a year when hackers stole more than six billion records.