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Modern business relies on the protection of data. Many IT professionals believe that adhering to security protocols is a priority that cannot be compromised. Implementing the best solution to secure enterprise data isn’t an easy task due to the sheer volume and variety of data that companies have to manage.

The problem is enormous regardless of whether the data is in motion or in a state of rest. Data isn’t limited to physical devices and locations are controlled by an enterprise. Today, enterprise data can exist on end-user devices as well as in a variety of cloud environments, and even on an employee’s home computer.

The shift to remote work has opened more points of entry for cyber attacks and leaks. If employees have to go through hoops every whenever they connect to a critical system, they’re bound to overcome the limitations. This could mean conserving engineering images in their personal emails, or copying and pasted product information into a tweet.

To protect against these threats, it is necessary to take a multi-layered approach to protect your data. A comprehensive plan can include encryption, access controls, backup and disaster recovery, DLP and IDPS, as well as employee education. It is also important to keep track of breaches and identify them and respond quickly. This involves implementing the Zero Trust model where users are screened, devices and network connections are checked prior to granting access to trusted resources. This can prevent an infection at one location from spreading to the enterprise.