What is Enterprise Information Security?

What is Enterprise Information Security?

In a nutshell, enterprise information security is the process used to keep people, data, and technology safe, scaled up to the enterprise level. It requires a comprehensive top-down approach to create a cohesive whole from the disparate aspects of the organization. For example, some of your technology may be aging and in need of updating. An enterprise solution can make it simpler to protect data and privacy while preventing security leaks.

Here’s what to keep in mind.

Cloud-based data

Storing data in the cloud can help lower the cost of on-site security. Without a bank of servers on-site storing information, you won’t need a guard on-site to protect them from incursion. You will, however, need to heighten cybersecurity to prevent hackers from accessing your data remotely. You don’t have complete control over the level of protection your cloud vendors offer, but you can add protection on your end.

 

Internet of Things (IoT)

Lack of control over non-company owned devices can be a major headache for enterprise security. Implement a clear BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy within your company to prevent leaks from unauthorized devices. Putting protections in place at the enterprise level can reduce exposure throughout the organization. But individuals must do their part as well.

 

Employee buy-in

Your employees can be an important part of your enterprise security plan. The most robust enterprise security can be thwarted through poor password practices or social engineering. Employees who don’t understand the importance of security can be the weak links in an otherwise robust security solution.

 

Access control

Limiting access to only those who need it to perform their jobs effectively is a smart security strategy across the enterprise. Every access point is a potential leak, so limiting access can prevent accidental or malicious exposure.

 

Leadership support

In many circumstances, senior management considers enterprise security to be the purview of the IT department. This can be a costly mistake. Information is often your most valuable business asset. Decision-makers must take protecting it seriously.

 

Smart security begins with the right partner

At BOS Security, we provide organizations of all sizes with the security they need to keep people, property, and information safe. If you would like to know more about what we can do for you, please contact the experts at BOS Security today.

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