Protecting data for companies is a critical aspect of modern business. In fact, many IT professionals say that ensuring security protocols are followed is a must-have priority. However, finding the right solution to protect enterprise data is a complex task due to the amount and variety of data organizations must deal with.
Whether it’s data at still or in motion it’s a huge challenge. Data isn’t limited to physical devices or locations that are controlled by the enterprise. Enterprise data can now be located on user devices or in multiple cloud environments, including on the home computer of an employee.
The shift to remote work has led to more avenues for cyber-attacks and leaks. Employees who have to jump through hoops to access critical systems are more likely to find ways to bypass them. This could include saving engineering photos in their personal email accounts or copying and pasting information about the product into tweets.
To counter these threats it is imperative to take an approach that is multi-layered to data security. A comprehensive strategy could include encryption, access controls backup and disaster recovery, DLP and IDPS, and employee training. It is also essential to keep track of breaches and identify them and to respond swiftly. This includes enforcing the Zero Trust model, where users as well as devices and network traffic is verified before they are allowed access to trusted resources. This can prevent an infection in one place from spreading to the entire enterprise.