Given the necessity of file sharing, respective risks and obligations, and available file protection mechanisms, what is a pragmatic approach for organizations to reduce IP loss, privacy compliance liability and business exposure due to sensitive file data leakage. Here are the top 5 steps that your organization can put in place today.
Maintaining control over cloud access, collaborative applications, and user mobility are three of the major challenges to protecting data and files that enterprise IT departments face.
Alongside the task of maintaining appropriate enterprise network resource access, organizations need file protection products that offer appropriate levels of control for the internal users and the variety of external users requiring access to sensitive and/or regulated information. Satisfying these challenges is necessary to protect the intellectual property of the business and its market position, and to manage the reputation and liability risks associated with privacy and compliance.
It may have taken years, but greater executive involvement in IT security strategy is putting real weight behind the transformation that is seeing Australian businesses revisit their security practices and the escalation of authority behind crucial security initiatives. The CSO-Dell Secureworks IT Security Strategy Survey 2016 highlighted the extent of this transformational trend, with an almost even split between the number of companies where security executives report to the CIO and those that report to other business executives.
INSIGHTS: THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN IT SECURITY STRATEGIES SURVEY: TOP TIPS
T here is nothing new about arguments that information security should be recognised as a high-level concern – and handled at the highest levels of the organisation. However, according to the recent CSO-Dell Secureworks IT Security Strategy Survey 2016, Australian businesses are making great strides towards making this happen.
The risk of data loss and security breaches from mobile computing is substantial, whether it’s lost devices, hackers gaining entry via mobile employees or the steady stream of new threats coming out. The good news is that organizations can still reap the benefits of mobile computing by combining sound security policies with end user training, intelligent device selection and by taking steps to secure their most valuable data.
The consequences of a cyber-attack can be devastating, such as loss of customer confidence, ruined reputation and costly legal ramifications. Not to mention the potential destruction of your entire business. To be fully effective, cyber security must be proactively managed and owned at board level. Not not just by the IT department. It needs to be broad in scope, and senior management needs to recognise that it’s a whole of business challenge.
Regain control and reduce risk without sacrificing business productivity and growth.
By using virtualization, organisations can pursue top priorities such as mobility, flexwork and consumerization while effectively managing risk, securing information, supporting global compliance and strengthening business continuity planning.