Modern business depends on the security of data. Many IT professionals believe that following security protocols is essential that cannot be compromised. Implementing the best solution to secure enterprise data is a daunting task due to the large volume and variety of data that enterprises must handle.
The challenge is immense whether data is in motion or in a state of rest. The world has moved on from a time when all data was tethered to physical devices and locations that were under the control of an organization. Data from enterprises can be accessed by end-user devices, or in multiple cloud environments, which includes the home computer of an employee.
The shift to remote working has created more entry points for cyber-attacks and leaks. If employees are required to jump through hoops each whenever they connect to a critical system, they’re likely discover ways to circumvent the restrictions. This could mean saving engineering images in their personal emails, or copying and pasting information about the product into a Tweet.
To counter these threats, a layered approach to data protection is needed. A comprehensive plan could include access control, encryption, backup and disaster recover, DLP and IDPS as in addition to employee education. It is also crucial to detect, monitor and respond to breaches quickly. This includes enforcing an Zero Trust model where users, devices and network traffic are checked prior to granting access to trusted resources. This will stop an infection in one place from spreading to other areas of the enterprise.