Description: Secure browser sessions offer enterprises a way to protect sensitive data from both internal and external threats. Security solutions for the browser can stop employees from collecting sensitive data from an enterprise's network, while also protecting the network from external agents such as hackers or malware.
Importance: The browser continues to be the most common point of interaction between an enterprise's network and the Web. With the rise of BYOD, access to valuable company data is not restricted to devices owned and maintained by the IT department. Companies need a way to protect data travelling to the endpoint more than ever before, with the browser being the most prevalent, while also the most insecure.
Best practices / advice: It is very difficult to get all your employees to follow any security policies that aren't automatically enforced. The only foolproof way to get employees to follow security policies is to have mechanisms in place that enforce the policies. While mobile device management suites can help with mobile devices, on-demand security products enforced at a network or server level can enforce consistent security policies across managed and unmanaged computers, as well as on users' own mobile devices.
The job of an enterprise's chief security officer (CSO) is a difficult one. Devising a strategy that ensures the company's network and data are secure can be a daunting challenge. With high profile breaches like Target and Adobe making headlines recently, enterprise security has finally been brought into the public spotlight. This newfound awareness has put the pressure on enterprises to assure their customers that they are taking every measure possible to boost their security.
This leaves executives asking, where do I start? With so many different considerations to take into account, there is no single solution that will meet all the security needs of a given organization.
Here are the 11 essentials for keeping your enterprise secure.