Endpoint security: The year ahead
by Nick Lowe - Check Point - Monday, 17 January 2011.
Fixing leaks and losses

As seen by the leak of hundreds of thousands of sensitive US documents to WikiLeaks, enterprises need to do more to protect their sensitive data, both from external and internal parties. This incident is yet another reminder to businesses that a layered and holistic approach to security is important in order to move data loss from detection to prevention.

In 2011, its likely that businesses will explore methods of protecting data across multiple layers, including data-at-rest, data-in-motion, and data-in-use.

Document security adds a fourth layer of protection throughout the data lifecycle. Document security can provide IT administrators (or end-users) granular control over who can view, open, send or even print confidential information in order to prevent the misuse, modification, loss or theft of sensitive information. Its likely that businesses will look to flexible solutions that enable tailoring of security infrastructures to their exact needs.

In summary, trying to make firm predictions about the future is risky. But its riskier still to do nothing about the ever-changing threat landscape presented by malicious parties, or trusted employees that make a simple mistake. The one prediction a company cant afford to make is that a security breach will never happen to them.

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