Modern business depends on the security of data. Many IT professionals believe that adhering to security protocols is essential that cannot be compromised. Implementing the best solution to protect data at the enterprise is a daunting task due to the sheer volume and variety of data companies must manage.

The challenge is huge whether data is in motion or in a state of rest. Data is no longer restricted to the physical devices or locations that are controlled by an enterprise. Today, enterprise data can be found on end-user devices or in multiple cloud environments, or even on an employee’s home computer.

Remote work has created more opportunities for cyber attacks and leaks. If employees must jump through hoops every whenever they connect to a critical system, they’re likely find ways around the restrictions. This could include saving engineering images in their personal email accounts or copying and pasting product information into a Tweet.

To counter these threats it is necessary to take an approach that is multi-layered to data security. A comprehensive plan can include encryption, access control, backup and disaster recovery, DLP and IDPS, in addition to employee training. It is also essential to be aware of, detect and respond quickly to security breaches. This includes applying the Zero Trust model, where users are screened, devices are scanned, and network traffic is screened before they are allowed access to trusted resources. This can prevent an infection in one location from spreading to other areas of the entire enterprise.