To limit problems and data leaks within the company, it is important to create a secure ecosystem, where all parties using information in any way are declared and aware of the risks related to their use of information. In addition to this secure ecosystem, a mapping of information paths must be set up where all areas of data exchange are defined and clearly and precisely supervised. By clarifying data usage in this way, data leaks are avoided by revealing where and when information must be protected and anonymized.
Finally, to avoid system-related errors, the entire ecosystem and tools must be checked to ensure they are compatible, up-to-date and that there are no known errors in the IT infrastructure.
By implementing all these solutions, from data anonymization to the creation of a secure work environment, companies can protect themselves from at least one in two leaks in their system. This is a significant investment, but a positive one in the long term for companies, especially when you consider that the IBM study concluded that the average cost of a single record included was almost $150.