7 Unexpected Security Challenges IT Professionals Should Be Aware of in 2022

April 11th, 2022

Each year, businesses research key security challenges as a means to avoid falling victim. It’s not always possible, but proper planning and execution can help IT professionals overcome security challenges that could pose a threat to a company’s financial and reputational standing. 

As with every other year, 2022 is going to be unpredictable and anticipated challenges might change. However, there are some constants to be aware of. 

From cyber threats to the talent competition, here are the top 7 challenges IT leaders will face in 2022 and how to prepare for them:

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Do You Know Where Data Lives In Your Organization and Who Has Access To It?

April 4th, 2022

When it comes to organizational health, businesses need to pay attention to data security. When a business collects any kind of data, including intellectual property, the security systems within a company protect individuals, from both inside and outside the company, from accessing it. 

Paying attention to where your data lives in your organization and who has access to it can make or break a strong organizational security plan. 

Let’s dive into why managing your company’s data access is important and what you can do to improve your organization’s data security plan.

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Preparing Your Business for GDPR and CCPA in 2022

January 31st, 2022

Legislation like Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is in place to protect personal data collected by businesses. But this also requires businesses to follow guidelines for properly collecting, storing, and moving this data.  

If you interact with customers in either the EU or California, then you need to follow the GDPR and CCPA. Not doing so could result in hefty fines and a catalyst of events. And while these data privacy best practices aren’t required for all customers, it is a good rule of thumb for keeping consumer data safe. 

Here’s what you need to know about GDPR and CCPA to prepare for 2022.

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Best Practices For Data Handling Under GDPR

January 17th, 2022

The GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, is a regulation that ensures data protection and privacy practices are followed in the European Union (EU). 

The GDPR is unfortunately hundreds of pages of law, so it might be difficult to understand what is expected of businesses eligible under GDPR. Businesses that interact with European customers, therefore, need to consider the ways they handle EU customer data as it can be critical to company success.

Here is our quick guide on data handling best practices under GDPR.

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Understanding Zero Trust Security Benefits and Cost Savings

November 29th, 2021

Your company unknowingly collects tons of data. From customer data to employee data, it’s up to your business to protect this information from hackers and data leakage. Zero trust security provides access management in ways that other cyber security cannot.

Zero trust network access requires some extra work but it is worth the benefits and cost savings. 

The zero trust model protects businesses from data breaches, insider threats, and company data modifications. Here’s why you should implement zero trust security, its benefits, and the cost savings.

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How Activity Monitoring Improves Your Company’s Security

September 27th, 2021

Every business has something of value that can be stolen. The unfortunate reality of our online world is that most customer data, employee data, and critical business information is available online as long as you know how to access it. 

Computer hackers attempt to steal company data every day, and luckily so many of our systems already in place online, like cloud networks, are designed to protect against attacks. Unfortunately, some hackers get through.

With the growth of ransomware during the COVID-19 pandemic and the slow growth of the Shadow IT network and the Internet of Things, businesses need to do everything to improve their security. 

One effective way is through activity monitoring software. This article will dive into what activity monitoring is and how it can drastically improve your company’s security. 

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