When you boil IT security down to its essence, it all comes down to protecting data. Sensitive data is an organization’s biggest asset, and the threats facing this information are a big risk. If you’re skeptical of that claim, think for a moment about what’s really at risk when information is lost or stolen. Without proper protections, organizations stand to lose corporate intellectual property (IP), marketing plans, financial records, customer intelligence and competitive information.And that doesn’t even include the customer and employee personally identifiable information which is protected by regulation.
As such, no matter how busy they are, today’s IT professionals need to find better ways to keep data protected throughout the entire information lifecycle.