A Silicon Valley business exec's tips for maintaining organizational security - Help Net Security

A Silicon Valley business exec's tips for maintaining organizational security - Help Net Security

Remote working is here to stay. While working from home wasn’t a new concept when COVID-19 hit, the shift to a nearly universal remote workforce is unprecedented. Organizational security has always been a priority for business leaders and managers, and now, as some offices start reopening and employees have the option to work remotely or from the office, maintaining security has never been more complex.



With black hat hackers becoming more sophisticated and leveraging the increase in remote working for malicious purposes, new strategies and an increased focus on security best practices is key to keeping a business secure. How can business leaders ensure security is prioritized across their organization?


Add layers of security for data protection


Security is a shared responsibility. Business and IT leaders must provide employees with effective training and education to detect (and avoid) phishing attempts and other suspicious and malicious activity. Beyond employee training, incorporating additional layers of security – such as end-to-end encryption, a VPN, a password manager, and multi-factor authentication – is important to defend against compromised accounts or passwords and avoiding data breaches and ransomware attacks.


Maintaining organizational security


On top of implementing additional layers of security, consider taking this a step further and incorporating security software solutions to help monitor and manage security.


Adopt security tools: An IT team will benefit from implementing security tools and solutions, such as a security information and event management (SIEM) tool that identifies anomalous behavior, flags issues in real-time and can help m ..