Realigning your enterprise's data protection strategies

Last updated:September 2015

Editor's note

Just as enterprise security defenses mature and strengthen, so do the attacks that adversaries use. Learning from the past and realigning your enterprise data protection priorities now is critical to lessening the consequences when an incident does occur.

Not long ago, credit card numbers were the favorite target of organized online criminals, now they covet identity information. In this Security School lesson, expert David Sherry explains how organizations should react to this shift and discusses how to reprioritize your enterprise's data protection strategies to ensure data remains safe before, during and after a potential breach.

About the author:
As chief information security officer of Brown University, David Sherry is charged with the development and maintenance of Brown's information technology security strategy, IT policies and best practices, security training and awareness programs, as well as ongoing risk assessment and compliance tasks. A CISSP and CISM, Sherry has 20 years of experience in information technology. He previously worked at Citizens Bank, where he was vice president for enterprise identity and access management, providing leadership for compliance and security governance.

1To secure today's data, use today's security

In these two presentations, David Sherry discusses the past, present and future of information security, and outlines how modern attacks work to help enterprises reassess their data protection strategies.

2Secure your greatest threat -- your employees

Listen in as David Sherry outlines five ways to combat social engineering attacks and learn how to master the task of employee security-awareness training.

3Test your knowledge

After watching the videos, reading the tips and listening to the podcast, be sure to test your knowledge with this exclusive quiz.