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New Technologies and Tips for Protecting Data

DATA PROTECTION

September 26, 2011

The frequency and scale of recent data breaches is causing many companies to reevaluate their data protection mechanisms and question what to do in the event of a cyberattack. The Wall Street Journal reports on new methods of system security that go beyond the password, such as two-factor authentication and machine fingerprinting. While not perfect, one expert equates the additional security to "putting speed bumps in front of the bad guys." In a separate report, the WSJ outlines a list of steps to take if your organization has been hacked, including preemptive training and planning; when to call in the experts and authorities, and tips on notifying customers. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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