Are You Securely Delivering Enterprise Data and Services?

Cloud-adoption solutions to prevent employees violating corporate policy

Companies carefully craft security policies to protect sensitive enterprise data, intellectual property and financial information.

Are You Securely Delivering Enterprise Data and Services?

Security policies will typically cover issues such as password and remote device usage, and the need for updating security protocols as necessary.

In a perfect world, employees would take these guiding principles to heart and carefully abide by all security policies and procedures. Then again, in a perfect world policies wouldn’t be needed, because crime would be nonexistent as would the resulting need to protect this information.

Instead of a perfect world, we are living in a threat-conscious one in which hacking attempts and breaches are daily news items; and those are just the ones that are successful. Other attempts are thwarted before any damage occurs, thanks to companies that enforce good security policies — ones that align with business realities and the need to protect sensitive enterprise data.

Employees present security challenges

There is only one sure thing about employees and security policies: Employees will — intentionally and unintentionally — violate them.

There are a number of reasons why staff violates security policies:

The cloud offers network protection

Using cloud-delivered security solutions is a proven strategy. A May 2010 study by the Aberdeen Group indicated that organizations using cloud-delivered security saw a significant improvement in malware incidents, website compromises, data loss and exposure, security related downtime and audit deficiencies.

By adopting the cloud policies below, a company can ensure that its data is protected:

By taking these steps, the company can proactively protect enterprise data from the burgeoning threats from hackers while still fulfilling the needs of its employees, managers, business partners and customers.

By Phil Britt