Data security is at the top of the priority list for most organizations, as well it should be. Threats have never been more numerous, more varied or more dangerous. Phishing attacks, malware, ransomware, BIOS attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs) are multiplying relentlessly (see sidebar). The dangers of data loss, extortion and identity theft are real. The global average cost of a data breach is $3.62 million USD, according to Ponemon Institute.
In this challenging climate, IT leaders must implement security strategies that keep data safe while enabling productivity and collaboration without compromising the user experience. Security policies and solutions that are cumbersome, such as complex and arduous authentication methods or lengthy virus scans, will discourage employees from using their devices – or will lead them to circumvent the security measures entirely. In fact, 41% of employees say they will go around security methods that get in their way.
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