Security of data for businesses is a critical aspect of modern business. In fact, many IT professionals agree that making sure security protocols are in place is a priority that cannot be ignored. Implementing the correct solution to protect enterprise data can be a challenge due to the large volume and variety of data organizations must deal with.

The task is daunting no matter if the data is in motion or in a state of rest. The world has moved on from a time when all data was tied to physical devices and locations that were under the control of an enterprise. Enterprise data can now be found on end-user devices or in multiple cloud environments, such as on the home computer of an employee.

Remote work has opened up more possibilities for cyberattacks and leaks. If employees must jump through hoops every when they connect to a mission-critical system, they’re bound to find ways around the restrictions. This can include saving engineering photos to their personal email accounts, or copying and pasting product information into tweets.

To stop these threats, it is essential to adopt a multi-layered approach to protect your data. A comprehensive plan could include access control, encryption, backup and disaster recover, DLP and IDPS as along with employee training. It is also essential to detect and monitor breaches as well as respond quickly. This includes enforcing an Zero Trust model where users are screened, devices and network connections are verified before being granted access to trusted resources. This can prevent an infection in one location from spreading to other areas of the enterprise.