Security of data for businesses is a vital aspect of modern business. Many IT professionals believe that adhering to security protocols is a must that cannot be compromised. However, implementing the best solution to secure enterprise data is a daunting task because of the volume and variety that organizations must deal with.

Whether it’s data at rest or in motion the task is huge. The world has evolved from when all data was tethered to physical devices and locations that were under the control of the enterprise. Today, enterprise data can exist on end-user devices as well as in a variety of cloud environments or even on an employee’s personal computer.

The shift to remote work has opened more entry points for cyber attacks and leaks. Employees who have to go through hoops to gain access to critical systems are more likely to find ways to get around them. This might include saving engineering photos to their personal email accounts or copying and pasting product information into a tweet.

To stop these threats, it is necessary to take an approach that is multi-layered to protect your data. A comprehensive plan could include access control, encryption backup and disaster recovery, DLP and IDPS as well as employee education. It is also important to be aware of and detect breaches and to respond swiftly. This involves implementing an Zero Trust model where users as well as devices and network traffic are vetted prior to granting access to trusted resources. This can stop an infection in one place from spreading across the enterprise.