Modern business depends on securing data. Many IT professionals believe that following security protocols is a priority that cannot be compromised. However, implementing the best solution to safeguard enterprise data is a daunting task due to the amount and variety that organizations have to work with.
No matter if it’s data at still or moving it’s a huge challenge. Data is no longer confined to the physical devices and locations that are controlled by an enterprise. Enterprise data can be accessed by end-user devices, or in multiple cloud environments, including on the home computer of an employee.
The shift to remote work has opened more avenues for cyber-attacks and leaks. If employees have to go through hoops each when they connect to a mission-critical system, they’re more likely to overcome the limitations. This could include saving engineering images to their personal emails, or cutting and pasting information from a product into a Tweet.
To protect against these threats a multi-layered approach to data security is essential. A comprehensive plan could include encryption, access control backup and disaster recovery, DLP and IDPS as and employee training. It is also essential to monitor, detect and react quickly to breaches. This involves enforce the Zero Trust model, where users are screened, devices are scanned, and network traffic is verified before they are allowed access to trusted resource. This can stop an infection in one location from spreading to the enterprise.