Modern business depends on the security of data. Many IT professionals believe that following security protocols is a must that can’t be compromised. However, implementing the best solution to secure enterprise data is a complex task because of the volume and variety that organizations have to work with.

It’s data that is in rest or in motion, the challenge is enormous. The world has moved on from a time where all data was tethered to physical devices and locations that were under an enterprise’s control. Nowadays, data from enterprises can exist on end-user devices as well as in a variety of cloud environments, and even on an employee’s home computer.

Remote work has opened up new chances for cyberattacks and leaks. If employees have to jump through hoops every time they use a mission-critical system, they’re likely to come up with ways to bypass the restrictions. This can include saving engineering images to their personal email accounts or copying and pasting product information into tweets.

To stop these threats, a multi-layered approach to data security is essential. A comprehensive approach could include access control, encryption backup and disaster recovery, DLP and IDPS as in addition to employee education. It is also essential to monitor and detect breaches and to respond swiftly. This involves enforcing the Zero Trust model, where users as well as devices as well as network traffic are checked before they are granted access to trusted resource. This can prevent an infection in one place from spreading across the enterprise.