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IDG Contributor Network: Will a focus on data protection save the day?

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Oct 5, 2016.

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    Ron Faith, President and CEO of Datacastle, and I had an interesting conversation about security and data protection. We both agreed that it is surprising, but still true, that many enterprises still view security as an afterthought.

    This lack of focus allows some to get by without too much trouble. Others, however, discover that finding and responding to a breach can be an embarrassing and costly process.

    Why is security an afterthought?

    IT decision makers appear to focus on functional capabilities of their applications, driving down costs and application performance because there is a clear link to enterprise revenue and profitability. IT folks long ago learned that they didn't have time or the resources necessary to do everything, so they've become focused on the 20 percent of the requests that satisfy 80 percent of the business requirements.

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