Having strong security measures in place to manage your company’s internal security and identify and address vulnerabilities is important for protecting against potential cyber attacks and data breaches. You should have all of the following in place to protect against security breaches:
- Strong firewalls
- Good antivirus software
- Endpoint detection and response
- Robust authentication processes for all devices, including mobile devices
Data breach mitigation should include a component for addressing data leaks since they can accelerate the potential for data breaches. If your business has a data leak, your company’s internal credentials could be exposed, allowing cybercriminals to get around the security controls you have in place. To detect data leaks, you need to consider false positives and data leaks from third-party vendors.
Cybercriminals often use false announcements of a company’s data leak as a common tactic to divert its security investigations by deploying ransomware. If you detect a data leak, your company should review it manually through your IT team or an external provider of managed IT services.
Data Leaks Caused by Third Parties
Third parties are a common source of data breaches when they are compromised. For example, if a third-party vendor has a data leak, it can provide a means for a bad actor to breach the vendor and your company’s data. Automated scanning can help to track data leaks so they can be successfully managed and closed.