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What will you remember about 2020? Most of us will talk about the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is so much more to the story. In the data security world, 2020 will also be remembered as the year that data security events exploded. Moreover, cyber incidents transformed society in numerous ways. With remote workers increasing and the huge use of laptops and devices being used remotely you can imagine the potential mess IT departments are now dealing with.

Physical devices such as laptops are now being used more than ever outside of the office. Inevitably, with a remote workforce more devices get lost, misplaced or even stolen. That is when your data can be exposed. This is a huge data security problem. A data breach in its most simple form is when any of your information has been compromised.  Compromised information can happen from a network intrusion from some nefarious third party. It can also happen when user worker did not protect a laptop and information was stolen.

Data breaches also happen when devices are not properly wiped after they are no longer needed. To avoid data security issues, protect your laptop like you protect a toddler! Be overly cautious and avoid any data security issues. Check out this round up of security stories.