Posted: September 5, 2023

Data Protecting For Enterprises

Modern business is dependent on protecting data. In fact, many IT professionals agree that making sure security protocols are adhered to is a top priority. However, finding the right solution to secure enterprise data is a complex task because of the volume and variety of data that companies must deal with.

The challenge is huge regardless of whether the data is in motion or at rest. Data isn’t limited to physical devices and locations that an enterprise controlled. Data from enterprises can now be found on end-user devices as well as in various cloud environments, such as on the personal computer of an employee.

The shift to remote work has opened more points of entry for cyber-attacks and leaks. If employees must jump through hoops each whenever they connect to a critical system, they’re likely to discover ways to circumvent the restrictions. This can include conserving engineering images in their personal emails, or copying and pasting product information into a Tweet.

To protect against these threats a multi-layered approach to data protection is needed. A comprehensive plan can include encryption, access control, backup and disaster recovery, DLP and IDPS, and employee training. It is also essential to be aware of and detect breaches and respond quickly. This includes enforcing a Zero Trust model where users as well as devices and network traffic are verified before being granted access to trusted resources. This will stop an infection in one place from spreading across the enterprise.