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A data breach is a security incident involving the unknowing exposure or unauthorized access of sensitive, protected, or confidential data. In the corporate environment, a data breach is a fairly common occurrence and is either caused by the theft or loss of a computing device, internal employees inadvertently introducing malware into a network, or external hackers directly targeting a company’s network. Because these incidents can damage a company’s reputation and are costly and time-consuming to mitigate, data breach prevention is a top priority in most IT environments.

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