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Data Protection Strategies for the Modern Business

Businesses manage an incredible amount of data, making it difficult to catch vulnerabilities. In the era of remote work, your data protection strategy must evolve to match security threats and protect work across multiple devices. An IT partner can assess your present environment, offer solutions for improvement, and implement cybersecurity, access control, and disaster recovery tools. Let’s learn how.


1. Security Risk Assessment

The first step in data protection is to identify your security pros and cons.

  • Which areas are completely safeguarded?

  • Are there places where you’ve had security issues before?

  • Any new technology that hasn’t been vulnerability tested?

These are just a few questions that will be answered during a security risk assessment. An IT partner will perform an automated scan of your current system and discuss the results with your team to determine the next steps. This evaluation is meant to detect potential weaknesses and build out solutions to fix them.


2. Cybersecurity Tools

While firewalls are excellent network protectors, a single security layer is no longer enough. Companies should consider a proactive cybersecurity program to recognize, contain, and deter threats. And if an attack happens to slip through, your security policies should be able to minimize impact. An intrinsic data protection strategy includes continuous monitoring and data analysis. Advanced AI then uses that information to better protect your business.


3. Device Management

For many companies, remote work has completely changed their operations strategy. Employees using their own devices, that may or may not be secure, are a serious risk to data. The goal is to ensure that your network can only be accessed by authorized users and from a secure vantage point. Multifactor authentication, powered by a tool like Azure Active Directory, allows you to identify and confirm users and their devices before granting data access.


4. Backup and Disaster Recovery

Finally, it’s essential that you have data backups in the cloud or an off-site data center. A data protection strategy should include automated backups and replication services. This way if a disaster scenario occurs, your data can be easily restored and accessible. An IT partner can help you choose a solution that matches your specific RTO and RPO needs.


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