Vendor identifies data-leak prevention trends for 2011
Contributed by Roumiana Deltcheva
(Tuesday, November 16, 2010) |
Companies will begin to focus on file security - for example, as it pertains to email attachments - next year, among other areas of concern, according to a list of top data security trends recently identified by information security vendor Imperva.
Imperva said companies will target file security for data-leak prevention in anticipation of breaches where exposed data is in the form of files. Companies have traditionally put most of their data-leak prevention into securing database records.
The list also identified the convergence of data security and privacy regulation and an emphasis on cloud-based application and data security as top trends.
"The threat landscape will evolve in many directions, making data security more challenging than ever," said Amichai Schulman, Imperva's chief technology officer.
Imperva's list was compiled by combining analysis of incidents and data vulnerabilities that occurred this year with findings from the company's Hacker Intelligence Initiative and field work with companies.
Effective data-leak prevention is a key aspect of a company's security efforts for a number of reasons. A recent poll revealed 91 percent of respondents would not return to a business if their personal information was stolen.