2016 Resolution – Working Safer while Connected

As we kick start our way back into another new year, many of us will find ourselves reflecting on the past 12 months. Looking back at our achievements, both personal and professional, it’s easy to get caught up in the whole, “New Year, New You” hype – what can we do better in 2016? Whether you’re planning to take up a new hobby or spend less time on your smartphone and more time with your loved ones, the beginning of January always comes with a fresh start.

From an enterprise perspective, reflecting on the past year means taking a hard look at challenges we faced and how to turn those instances into lessons for improvement. Unfortunately, 2015 was another year filled with the seemingly never-ending string of cyber-attacks. Companies of all sizes and across all industries fell victim to data breaches, advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks. From an industry perspective, what can we as security experts do to help prevent these types of instances from continuing to happen? The answer may seem obvious, but it’s not exactly simple: increased education on working safer.

At some point or another, we’ve all heard the mantra, “Work smarter not harder,” but what about working safer?

We live and work in a mobile world. Running from one meeting to the next, we’re looking to maintain productivity while on the go. For many, especially those working in the corporate world, that means investing in the tools, applications and services we need to help us stay connected anywhere, any time. For example, enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) vendors like DropBox and Box have created solutions that promise easy to use and secure content synchronization across a variety of devices.

EFSS adoption is rapidly increasing and as a result enterprise IT pros must educate themselves on ways to enhance the security and data protection within these services. WinMagic understands that employees need to stay connected and productive while on the go, but we also understand the importance of ensuring that the data stored in cloud-based storage services need to be securely managed. If you’re interested in learning more about how to evaluate the current risk within your organization and how endpoint encryption can help protect your data, check out this recently published eBook.


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