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Who should be accountable for a Security Breach?

Cybersecurity is a fundamental challenge in today’s world as all of the government agencies, corporations and individuals are becoming victims of the cyber attacks. It is a well-accepted fact business are turning more and more to the cloud and mobile applications as to stay ahead of everyone. Cloud storage and mobile applications increase security risks for all the enterprises, no matter what size they are. First and foremost question is who is responsible for the security breaches. The answer is almost everyone. It is evident that the cyber attacks are frequently creative and innovative. Many of the large corporations around the world boast about security in their DNA, They are often nose-diving to keep up the pace with criminals who are always trying to find ways to disturb security.

Some ways a data breach can occur are:

  • Use of the unsecured internet services.
  • Not protecting the used, stored and sent data.
  • Lack of data protection services and processes.
  • Data theft from the unlocked system.
  • Stealing from the unencrypted devices and files.

 According to the healthcare segment “About 90% of organizations have suffered one or more data breach in the past two years. The leading cause was the criminal intent; these cases were not even identified immediately. Who should be blamed when a data breach occurs? Human beings are the weakest in the security chain. Breaches also happen due to gaps in the technology. IT managers are to be blamed as it is their responsibility to keep ahead of hackers. None of the systems is immune from the threat, but the impact can be minimized if the threat is diagnosed in time.  IT departments and CISOs in the organizations are responsible for the access of data, but things are a bit more complicated. Leadership and business owners are also accountable; they are the one who are responsible for guiding the IT department in terms of which data should be protected on priority. Although the large organizations can still afford hi-end security systems and solutions, SMBs often don’t have that much of luxury.

The Internet has redefined the ways our systems run. Cloud technology can solve the security puzzle to a great extent. Security is something that will rule the world in the upcoming time. Such operation will not only facilitate breach alleviation but will also change the security blame game.

Aida Martin is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup .

Source:- https://go-norton.com/who-should-be-accountable-for-a-security-breach/ 

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