Data Protecting For Enterprises

Protecting data for companies is a critical aspect of modern business. Many IT professionals believe that adhering to security protocols is a priority that cannot be compromised. However, implementing a suitable solution to protect enterprise data is a daunting task due to the amount and variety that organizations have to work with.

It’s data that is in still or in motion, the challenge is enormous. Data is no longer restricted to the physical devices or locations that an enterprise controlled. Data from enterprises can be stored on 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 must jump through hoops every when they connect to a mission-critical system, they’re likely find ways around the restrictions. This can include saving engineering photos to their personal email accounts or copying and pasting the information of a product into a tweet.

To protect against these threats, it is imperative to take a multi-layered approach to protect your data. A comprehensive strategy can include access control, encryption, backup and disaster recovery, DLP and IDPS, as well as employee education. It’s also crucial to monitor, detect and respond quickly to security breaches. This involves implementing an Zero Trust model where users are screened, devices and network connections are vetted prior to granting access to trusted resources. This can stop an outbreak at one site from spreading further across the enterprise.

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