Data Breaches: Is Prevention Practical?

by Barbara Filkins
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute data loss prevention data protection

Data breaches are on the rise. The number of breach notifications issued by the New York State Attorney General’s office, for example, has risen 40% during 2016 compared with the same period a year earlier.1Data breaches are only the tip of the cyber iceberg, however. We trust in and depend on our digital environment, making us all more vulnerable than we might care to consider. In June 2016, New York Magazine painted a fictional scenario in which a group of European hackers effectively shut down New York City,