Data is the lifeblood of every business. But protecting data can be a huge challenge for organizations because of varying legal and regulatory compliance standards—and the way data lives under constant threat from cybercriminals, error-prone employees and more.
The pandemic and the shift to a remote workforce means information lives in more places than ever before. Amid the rush during the early weeks of the pandemic, some businesses may have deprioritized or disregarded their data protection strategies—putting their data at risk.
Employees are the first line of defense. Without proper training and outside of the safeguards of physical office locations, employees may accidentally delete, share or expose data, leaving companies that lack sufficient backup plans scrambling. In fact, human error causes 88% of data breaches. With the rise of cyberattacks, organizations also have to worry about bad actors targeting employees and threatening the health of their business operations.