This article appeared in the December 2017 Issue of Cyber Defense Magazine
Author: Steve Marsh, VP of Product, Nucleus Cyber
Data security concerns have gone mainstream. As we approach 2019, it’s not just CIOs placing a
spotlight on data security: it has become a more pressing priority than ever before from the C-suite,
government watchdogs, the media and consumers throughout the world. The trifecta of factors driving
concerns include increased legal requirements and penalties for non-compliance, including the much
talked about GDPR; the ever-increasing rise of cyberattacks targeting all corners of the globe; and data
breaches that are hitting closer to home with the theft of personal and financial information of millions.
Enterprise Challenges to Data Security
In many ways, heightened awareness is a good thing. Protecting sensitive data in the workplace should
be everyone’s responsibility. However, the pressure is certainly on the C-suite to ensure that an
appropriate strategy is in place, which also means that budgets must align with the purpose of
appropriately protecting data. Making sure funds are correctly allocated can be tricky without intimate
knowledge of the modern workplace and the IT solutions necessary to support it.
Today, the myriad of cloud-based collaboration technologies, many of which have consumer versions
that users are familiar with, present our tech-savvy workforce with multiple ways to share data. If you
were to look at your own environment, you would likely see that of the tools in use, some are sanctioned
and managed by corporate IT, while others are not.