Data Leaks For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 11, 2009 - Computers - 360 pages
Data leaks expose your customers to identity theft and your business to security risks. But how do you set up a data loss prevention plan? Start with Data Leaks For Dummies!

Now more than ever, it’s critical to keep your company data locked up tighter than Fort Knox. Data Leaks For Dummies has the scoop on what’s at risk, how leaks happen, how to keep your data safe without being inflexible, and even what to do if the worst happens. It shows you how to:

  • Identify risk by learning to see your data the way a criminal would
  • Recognize how innocent mistakes, common carelessness, and malicious insiders also pose a threat
  • Learn how to defend against phishing, e-mail threats, and wireless security breaches
  • Be alert for social engineering attacks, suspicious contract workers, dumpster divers, and plain old eavesdroppers
  • Plan for safe disposal of old hardware, use caution with SMS and e-mail archives, and be aware of how Webcasts and conference calls can be invaded
  • Discover how crooks steal data in public places such as Internet cafes
  • Develop a recovery plan, build a team, and even manage press coverage should data loss occur

You’ll learn why free data storage devices could cost you a lot, how to protect mobile devices, why data corruption might be even worse than data loss, and how you can help software developers build safer applications. Data Leaks For Dummies will help you protect your customers, the reputation of your business, and your bottom line.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Dealing with the Inevitable 347
5
Building the Background
7
Examining Your Data Environment
29
Governance Risk and Compliance
43
Data Loss and You
67
Calculating the Value of Your Data
87
The Price of Your Data to Others
99
Authorization and Access Control
239
Applications
249
Protection through Web Applications
259
Making Applications Safer
267
Losses from the Unlikeliest Places
279
Revisiting Policies
295
More Preventative Measures
305
LongTerm Prevention
325

Starting with the Endpoint
107
Protecting the Endpoint
119
USB Devices and Removable Media
137
Mobile Phones and PDAs
153
Geography
165
Prevention at the Office
177
Wireless Security to Prevent Data Loss
190
Keeping the Good Stuff In
195
Protecting Your Data Center
217
Partners and Suppliers
337
Dealing with the Inevitable
347
In the Event of Data Loss
349
Preparing for the Future
359
Ten Tips to Prevent Data Loss Today
375
Ten Common Mistakes
379
Index
387
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