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Midsize Enterprises Need to Prioritize Their Data Security Defenses

Published: 17 October 2017

ID: G00320018

Analyst(s): Neil Wynne , Brian Reed


Midsize enterprises struggle with resources, budgets and the operational ability to counter data security risks that result from malicious or inadvertent compromise. Security and risk management leaders in MSEs need to take steps to prioritize their data security defenses.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Educate Your Users to Look for Emerging Threats
  • Discover Where Your Sensitive Data Resides
  • Require Business Justification and Management Approval for Users Who Request Access to Business Data From Personal Systems
  • Monitor and Control Users Accessing Unsanctioned Cloud Applications and Cloud Storage Systems

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