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    By Atech

    Intelligent IT security and endpoint protection tools are critical components of security governance, and the stakes within today’s threat landscape have never been higher.

    A lapse in identity protection or zero trust networks could spell financial disaster for a company. We know that attacks are increasing in sophistication and frequency, and in cost with research showing the average cost of a data breach at an eye-watering $4.24 million.

    But what about the other end of the spectrum? How can companies identify and rectify issues in their security governance before they become a problem?

    #1 Not realising you are a target with less-than-perfect cloud IT security

    Many business leaders using cloud data storage mistakenly believe they are not vulnerable to security breaches from outside attackers. However, this is not the case.

    The barriers to entry in becoming a cybercriminal are incredibly low, yet the cost to a brand’s reputation is staggeringly high. Furthermore, fines issued to businesses for not adequately managing customer data are also extremely costly.

    Therefore, IT leaders need reliable security governance systems and full visibility over user data, secure identity and access management protocols, encryption, and more.

    Businesses can update their IT security playbook by partnering with managed security service providers. By understanding the distinct accreditations that service providers display, solution specialisms can be distinguished from operating procedures, to build a real picture of how the service aligns with your business’ needs. You need to receive timely guidance on the latest cloud security threats and how to mitigate them and how to remediate fast. This can only come with in-near-real-time insights of behaviours and attacks and with the expert support of a security operations centre, carrying an industry recognised accreditation such as CREST.

    We outline the biggest mistakes in IT security governance and provide a comprehensive view of today’s cloud security challenges and how best to tackle them as an organisation. Read on to identify the other critical mistakes you could be making.

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