Recently New Orleans Rapper Lil Wayne had his new single, Prom Queen, leak onto the internet a couple of days before it was set to be released. This isn’t the first time Weezy has had this happen to him. While he was recording his last album, the multi-platinum smash Tha Carter III, more than an album’s worth of songs made it on to the web or on mix tapes. These leaks may have cost Wayne some money in the short term, but they ultimately created enough buzz to make him a near unanimous choice as best MC in the game.
That’s all well and good for Lil Wayne, but in the business world loss of data and intellectual property can have an enormous effect on a company’s reputation and ultimately its bottom line. An article in Information Week cites a 2007 Ponemon Institute study that estimates data breach cost companies $197 per customer record 2007, up from $182 the previous year. The question then arises, what measures do companies need to take to prevent the loss of its valuable customer and employee data?
Energen Corporation, a leading independent energy and exploration and production company, turned to Symantec Data Loss Prevention to discover, monitor, and protect its environment. This allows Energen to identify any confidential customer or employee data that is sent via email and route it to be encrypted, allowing Energen to better enforce its security policies and have peace of mind that its confidential data is secure.
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