Modern business is dependent on the protection of data. In fact, a lot of IT professionals believe that making sure security protocols are in place is a non-negotiable priority. However, implementing a suitable solution to safeguard data at the enterprise is a complex task due to the amount and variety that organizations must manage.

The task is daunting, whether it’s data in motion or in a state of rest. Data is no longer confined to the physical devices and places that an enterprise controlled. Nowadays, data from enterprises can be stored on devices used by end-users and in multiple cloud environments, or even on an employee’s personal computer.

The shift to remote work has led to more entry points for cyber-attacks and leaks. Employees who have to go through hoops to access critical systems are more likely to find ways to get around them. This might include saving engineering images to their personal email accounts, or copying and pasting information about the product into tweets.

To stop these threats, an approach that is multi-layered for data protection is needed. A comprehensive plan could include encryption, access control, backup and disaster recover, DLP and IDPS as and employee training. It is also crucial to detect and monitor breaches and then respond quickly. This includes enforcing the Zero Trust model, where users devices, users, and network traffic is verified before they are allowed access to trusted resource. This can prevent an infection at one site from spreading further across the entire enterprise.