Mitigate threats to sensitive business information

In an attempt to survive the digital transformation tsunami, many enterprises are grappling with hidden cyber security threat. It has become imperative to rise up to the challenges and risks especially when many employees are bringing their own devices at work. The pressure largely hits the IT department which has to constantly upgrade or be aware of the perils of the technology for various assets. One sure way is to harden the devices that carry sensitive information across various departments. The most sensible way is to have a multi-layer protection for every device that the company uses. It will mitigate the levels of attacks by hackers, unauthorized personnel and random intruders. 

This blog offers a snapshot of the possible key areas that can be secured after the business is 100% on an online platform.

Rebooting employee devices 

Add 4-layer tight security

It is now hard to stop any employee to use their own smartphones at work. The lines between the personal and professional usage of a single device is blurred. It is best to enable the employees to have the toughest security feature rather than dissuade them from using the device which is carried in several geographical locations. Wi-Fi signals in all places may not be secure and this simply calls for a four-layered security.

The security division does not impact production and other business process. Since mobile devices are used, enterprise mobility management is critical. As number of users increase it is a concern for IT department. While it is easy to expect a level of responsibility from the senior executives, the same cannot be said of the juniors who out of boredom may download an app or game and pose a threat to the device. Hence, mobility management should be a top priority for every business owner. Ask a service provider to offer a plan that covers the mobile platform with overall protection of data. App content should be secure with a 1st layer (see chart below). 

Defensive layer comes next

Digital transformation has made headway not just to improve our lives, but it has opened us up to various risks. Even if the virus seeps through the initial filtering layers, the antivirus must be able to block it. The entire aim is to protect the user’s device, company data and network. As more employees use emails and apps the content should be protected. An intelligent security model can be created for a specific business requirement. Per app VPN is one solution that can work wonders even if Wi-Fis are used outside the premises. The device is allowed to work only if it has compliance to the gateway server. 

Stop game downloads!

Per app VPN is the perfect foil for any security pitfall by an irresponsible employee. Only approved apps are allowed to be downloaded. This will ensure that the business resources are not at risk.

Tighten software configuration security 

Vendors have exclusive configuration codes for software they provide to enterprises. This is the most important layer that completes the security ring and give space of mind to IT team. 

Multi layered approach benefits

The malicious threats come in the device through apps, games download, and click bait sites. The deep penetration of security layers work pass through the following layers of anti virus filing. 

Enjoy performance with protection

As part of the digital transformation process often workflow gets disrupted. Suspicious files are a perennial threat when the downloading process is on. This is one of the strong reasons why a multi-layered approach is used to secure or harden the devices. As the above diagram shows, the first line of defense for the device is enabled to find out hashes and signatures that may be suspicious. Masks and hashes often go undetected if the 1st layer is not installed. The 2nd layer deals with simulated or irregular logs. It is also emulation where the suspicious code runs, perhaps in an isolated environment.  Binaries and scripts can be simulated to create errors. The 3rd layer goes for detection if the other layers fail to perform. A service vendor is able to add a specific code to direct the user to the main data server. It is a perfect decryptor when everything else fails. The 4th layer depends on the business owner’s learning ability to stop loss of quality data. Thus, this multi-layer approach hardens the devices in a big way.