Lessons Learned from Six Major Data Breaches

Lessons Learned from Six Major Data Breaches

This IDC Perspective identifies lessons that IT executives can draw from six high-profile security breaches. These lessons reinforce recognized best practices in the cybersecurity field and set the foundation for a strong cybersecurity program. Technology leaders should take steps today to verify that they have these standard security controls in place and that they are functioning effectively to reduce the likelihood and impact of future major security breaches."Every security breach that we read about in the news provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon the root causes of the situation and use those breaches to improve our own security posture. High-profile breaches offer us the ability to learn from the mistakes of others, rather than repeating them ourselves," said Mike Chapple, adjunct research analyst, IDC.

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
Lessons from Major Breaches
Configure Cloud Components Carefully
Key Lessons on Cloud Configurations
Don't Just Patch, Patch Quickly!
Key Lessons on Patching
Segment Networks by Function
Key Lessons on Network Segmentation
Perform and Test Backups Regularly
Lessons Learned on Backups
Deploy Multifactor Authentication
Lessons Learned About Multifactor Authentication
Lock Down Your Storage Buckets
Lessons Learned on Storage Repositories
Advice for the Technology Executive
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