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Are you wasting your IT security budget? [SLIDESHARE]

Think about all the valuable data your company stores. Depending on your industry, this might include sensitive customer information, intellectual property or medical records, just to scratch the surface. And the sheer amount of data your company has is not only daunting, it’s also growing rapidly.

If this data gets into the wrong hands, the results can be catastrophic. Recovering your data and getting back up and running after exposure takes time and resources. Just as important is the potential damage to your reputation, and the confidence customers have in you. After a data breach that problem may simply be unfixable.

Now take a moment and think about your IT security. If your firm is like most, you have an endpoint system that protects most of the devices your company uses – desktops, laptops, tablets and more. These systems safeguard against viruses and other malware, and they are a good first step.

But, they’re not even close to full solutions. Risks such as ransomware, phishing attacks, or even something like a negligent employee, simply can’t be accounted for by the security systems most companies have in place. You need more to protect your sensitive data, like storage that maximizes visibility into your data, and security at the point of data creation.

Of course, there’s also the issue of your IT security budget. Let’s face it – most IT departments don’t have an unlimited amount to spend on data security problems, or an unlimited number of employees to tackle them.

So, what we have is a tough-to-solve (and growing) issue, many solutions that don’t go far enough, and limited resources.

Clearly, securing your company’s data is a daunting task, and it can be tough to figure out just where to begin. Our latest SlideShare, “Are You Wasting Your IT Security Budget?” is a good place to start. It provides an IT security checklist of nine questions you should ask when assessing your security situation. If your company can’t answer each of these questions, it’s probably time to find a new solution.

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Devlyn Coelho

Devlyn Coelho is the Director of Corporate Marketing at DataGravity. She previously held marketing leadership roles at Enterprise Strategy Group, Dell, and EqualLogic.