As a data security specialist, you’ll inevitably come across data breaches from time to time. Though most breaches are due to human error or technical failures, there are still instances where sensitive data has been exposed. There are several common data security mistakes that businesses make. The information security team is often rushing to check a database or file system and doesn’t take the time to ensure the data is properly protected. Not properly planning for and mitigating a potential breach increases the chances of a future one occurring.