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“When money is transferred instantly via virtual bank accounts comes with a cost: our privacy and much more”–Paul Ebeling
Most people think of cybersecurity as personal cybersecurity. However, there is a world of cybersecurity that exists beyond our individual devices: enterprise cybersecurity.
Enterprise cybersecurity is the protection of an organization’s digital assets and information. This can include anything from the organization’s website and online presence to its internal networks and data. In order to protect these assets, organizations need to have a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy in place.
This strategy should include measures for preventing cyberattacks, detecting them when they occur, and responding appropriately. Cybersecurity is not just about defending against hackers; it’s also about protecting against accidental breaches, data theft, and other types of attacks.
Businesses of any size are concerned with completing orders, seeding future business, supply chain concerns, and now, cyber threats from every possible source. Due to internal leaks and external attacks, IT professionals can never rest or become complacent when it comes to enterprise cybersecurity. Protecting information and IT assets against unauthorized access can prevent internal security risks caused by human error or disgruntled employees.
Enterprise cybersecurity is the practice of locking down access and exit points for data to eliminate as many potential threats as possible. That means extending a business’s security beyond traditional boundaries to include the cloud, the Internet of Things, user identity verification, vendor security, and anything else involved in end-to-end use. Some are calling it the Zero Trust model of security. It also requires a fundamental shift in the value of data protection, putting security on par with the most valued assets of a company, including growth and innovation. Doing otherwise invites catastrophe in today’s interconnected world that is rife with stealth attacks.
Enterprise security is important
Nearly 33% of all businesses of all sizes have reported breaches in recent yrs. Threats originate from a wide variety of sources now, human and bot, including bad actors supported by national governments.
Whether stealing customer data, ransom, or simple mischief is the objective, a breach can do significant damage, erasing yrs of hard work. Businesses must be one step ahead of vulnerabilities by knitting together an impenetrable shield consisting of:
● End-to-end security.
● Employee education and vigilance.
● Validation of credentials.
● Early detection capabilities to reduce losses.
● Internal communication among departments to identify vulnerabilities.
● Coordination with vendors and clients to close gaps.
Large enterprises are at risk of cyberattacks not because they have more assets to protect, but because there are more attackers interested in breaching their defenses. For this reason, enterprise cybersecurity is very important.
Encryption is the watchword for the 2020s, and the integration of several layers of security is important. That can be particularly challenging when business growth is the mantra for employees at all levels. Grow too fast or add too many helpful technologies without integrating them into a company’s security network. Why? Because the firm can be stung by malicious actors that find or know vulnerabilities.
And so, the enterprise security architecture must protect against social engineering and malware threats while ensuring secure physical access.
Have a healthy, prosperous weekend, Keep the Faith!