In the cloud-first era, security must be a top priority

In the cloud-first era, security must be a top priority

A lot of things have changed over the last two years about the ways we all do business. We’ve overhauled everything from where we go (or don’t go) to who we see (or don’t see) to how we go about tackling our work responsibilities each day.

Another aspect of this change that perhaps we don’t talk about as much, though it’s equally important, is our approach to security fortification. This is a key question for our time – how do we keep our devices and our data secure as we enter this new era, with so many people working in unfamiliar settings?

The importance of this question can’t be overstated. According to Security Intelligence, we’re currently witnessing a massive increase in cyberattacks – a Tanium survey revealed that after workers moved to remote settings in 2020, C-suite executives reported a 90% surge in attacks. Similarly, 98% of executives say that security challenges are now more significant, not less, than they were pre-pandemic. We’re now entering a climate in which companies have to manage more endpoints than ever before, as they adapt to a workforce that’s staying connected from just about everywhere.

“The almost overnight transition to remote work forced changes for which many organizations were unprepared,” said Chris Hodson, chief information security officer at Tanium.

Corporate IT leaders are slowly realizing that they can’t simply rely on the same IT security solutions they always have – in this remote era, they have to adapt, using new solutions that are tailored to a new work environment.

It’s important that organizations focus specifically on securing cloud data. While cloud technology has made remote work easier for everyone, it’s also brought myriad security concerns, as hackers now have an entirely new ecosystem of endpoints they can target. According to the Cloud Security Alliance, potential security issues include “data breaches, misconfigured cloud controls, inefficient identity and access management, and poor cloud security strategy and architecture.”

So what can your organization do? For starters, you can work with Zones. We offer a Remote Worker Solution that’s designed to make everything easier for your distributed workforce. This package includes Asset Management, Lifecycle Management, Technical Support, and more – and perhaps most pertinent to this discussion, there’s our Endpoint Security Management offering.

Given how many users your business has today, and the number of different locations and devices they’re connecting from, it’s important to safeguard your IT at every single one of those endpoints. Our solution does that. It will help you prevent, detect, and correct advanced threats, eliminating potential issues for your vulnerable remote IT infrastructure.

This is a key area of emphasis for our business today. At Zones, we’ve always made Security Fortification a focus – we know how important it is to keep your users and their data safe and secure. As the world moves to a remote way of doing business, we’ve continued to make security a priority. Connect with us today, and we’ll show you how you can strengthen your IT infrastructure, blazing a path forward for your business that’s safe and effective. We can’t wait to get started.

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