In our constantly evolving, technology-rich world, it can be difficult for those who aren’t IT professionals to keep up with the latest trends, terminology, and products and services. Yet every business is inextricably impacted by—if not completely reliant upon—technology and, therefore, at risk of cybersecurity threats and compliance requirements.
As a business owner, project manager, compliance director, or even C-Level executive outside of IT, one may have a solid grasp of the need for IT security, regulatory compliance, and ongoing threats resulting from data breaches, hacking, and more, but still be challenged with wading through complicated IT terminology in researching articles, forums, and potential product/service solutions for their specific company’s issues.
At this point, there’s little need to emphasize the need for IT Risk Management as one would have to live under a rock to miss the consistent flow of media surrounding companies who have been breached in myriad ways including: Target, Equifax, HBO, Uber, Yahoo, eBay, Heartland Payment Systems, Xbox 360, Saks Fifth Avenue, UNC Health Care, IHG Group, Chipotle, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Brooks Brothers, DocuSign, Washington State University, Deep Root Analytics, California Association of Realtors, Deloitte, Forever 21, and even the U.S. Congress.
The above list is but a small sampling of impacted companies.
A click on the links above will lead to article sources ranging from IT Security to local and national news to business and money magazines and information sources. The companies themselves range from the food industry to retail stores, healthcare to education, governments to software companies, and more. A recurring theme in each of these articles is how each company could have done more to protect their corporate and client information. Some articles reveal that the impacted company tried to cover up the full extent of their security breach issues. Some articles reveal lawsuits from customers and remuneration for breaches resulting in an impact to both corporate reputation and bottom line financials. Some articles note that the companies are unable to determine how the breach occurred, leaving them in the proverbial between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place as they try to thwart future issues. Some companies, like Chipotle, were facing other PR challenges prior to a breach, only digging themselves into an ever-deepening hole (illustrating that the old adage “any press is good press” is, in fact, wrong).
No industry and no business is exempt from this threat.
From regulatory and compliance issues, such as HIPAA and PCI, to Intellectual Property and more virtually every company has an obligation to its customers, shareholders, and employees to protect sensitive data.
Compounding this issue further is an evolutionary work environment where employees can work remotely and clients and sub-contractors can access company files through APIs and other sources resulting in an increased number of connected devices which may not be approved or secure.
No company wants to see their name in the headlines for a data breach.
The point is this: whether in the cloud or stored on servers, you have files that contain sensitive information. You have many users and devices that have varying degrees of access to these files including, viewing, editing, file sharing, uploading, downloading. You have the responsibility to protect and secure data and the desire to identify a solution that meets all your needs while also providing extreme usability and features that allow even greater insight and analytics than you thought possible.
Read that last line again. That’s right. You can do more than simply secure your data. You can easily identify who has accessed what, what changes were made and/or what was done with the file (e.g. an offsite download of a sensitive file), and when it happened.
Not only is it possible to protect your company and clients from threats, you can actually be proactive in putting a solution in place that will exceed your needs.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to identify a disgruntled employee downloaded client information to take to a different company through a report before it leaked to the media and/or clients were lost? Or better yet, ensure access was revoked beforehand? Wouldn’t it be nice to control and manage access for an endless number of users from one place whether that data was on a server or in the cloud? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a system in place that can meet your security needs and let you focus on your business? Or, in the event you’re in a compliance-heavy industry, a solution that supplements the existing IT security you have in place?
Our customers include every industry that has been impacted by data breaches and security issues. We provide solutions and scalability for businesses of all sizes.
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