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How Could These Infamous Data Breaches Been Avoided?

Target, Home Depot, Anthem, what do these companies have in common? They have all been hacked on a massive scale – incurring millions of stolen confidential data files, usernames, personal ID numbers and credit cards. With more of these breaches occurring, and on such a large scale, it is important to know if security products in your enterprise can protect against data loss.

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) testing is available at Miercom, evaluating an integral piece of a comprehensive security solution. Our new testing will assess the DLP of a security product for its ability to determine where in your network sensitive data is being extracted and preventing it from getting into the wrong hands.

Why is this important? With all of our personal information being stored online whether it is in emails, or store accounts it is becoming more and more accessible to hackers. Studies have shown that 87% of people in the United States can be exploited or fall victim of identity theft or cybercrime, just by obtaining a few pieces of personally identifiable information (PII). Using network attacks to extract personal information, or sensitive data, makes identify theft and ransom tactics even easier for criminals.

In 2015, there were a total of 781 data breaches – the highest on record since 2005. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Intellectual property are the two largest types of breaches that occur.

Miercom will use a set of yet unique scenarios that will recreate breaches to analyze how secure and efficient a product is against network vulnerabilities that lead to these breaches. With this testing consumers will be able to see how leading products in the industry compare and handle security breaches. And companies will be able to find out whether or not their product will be able to prevent or stop the attack in progress.

Security breaches are becoming more and more common, but now it is time to make them a thing of the past with Miercom’s data loss prevention testing. For more information on Miercom DLP testing please email reviews@miercom.com.