How to Prevent a Data Breach

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Every company should understand how to prevent a data breach because they’re happening all the time, affecting everyone. Recent events regarding the Colonial Pipeline attack are a wake-up call about the threat of ransomware. But the financial loss, reputational damage, operational downtime, legal action and loss of sensitive data that come with a breach are often avoidable.

The Art of War tells us to ‘know thy enemy,’ and even though those pearls of wisdom are thousands of years old, they’re still valid in our modern world. Safeguarding your data from hackers, malware threats, and countless other attacks is how you prevent a data breach. 

So let’s take a look at different cyberattack methods and learn about where enemies may be lying in wait! 

What Is a Data Breach?

A data breach is the intentional or unintentional release of secure or private and confidential information to an untrusted environment.

From individuals to high-level enterprises and governments, anyone can be at risk of a data breach. What

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