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JOEBM 2020 Vol.8(2): 67-73 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.18178/joebm.2020.8.2.615

Challenges in Protecting Data for Modern Enterprises

Mohammad M. Nur and Houssain Kettani
Abstract—Advances in data analytics have made data valuable in getting business intelligence about sales, marketing and customer service. Enterprises are increasingly collecting and storing more and more data about customers and their behavior. Consequently, data breaches have evolved drastically in recent years and have become one of the key challenges faced by the organizations. A data breach typically indicates other defense mechanisms and security practices have failed and attackers have been successful in stealing data by exploiting vulnerabilities. Software bugs, misconfigurations, unpatched security bugs or employees not following security practices properly can cause these failures. Having an in-depth understanding of the points of failures and identifying the effectiveness of the defense methods are crucial factors to fight against data breaches and to minimize the aftermath impacts. This paper studies the characteristics of the exploits from recent major data breaches, evaluates the available mitigations, their effectiveness, then explores data centric security strategy and the challenges in implementing them in enterprises.

Index Terms—Data security, data breach, defense-in-depth, data encryption, security at rest, challenges in data security.

The authors are with the Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences, Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota 57042, USA (e-mail: houssain.kettani@dsu.edu).

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Cite:Mohammad M. Nur and Houssain Kettani, "Challenges in Protecting Data for Modern Enterprises," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 67-73, 2020.

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