Today’s world operates in real-time. Similarly, the workforce has evolved into being mostly remote while consumers continue to engage on-demand and online. With the world’s population participating in online processes now more than ever, protecting personal and business data requires vigilance, the latest technology, and a well-crafted plan for discovering, analyzing, and maintaining information security compliance.
Information security prevents data risks and threats. Data exposure can lead to higher costs, legal risks, and damaged reputations. Organizations of all sizes must safeguard confidential digital and printed data from illegal access, public exposure, and modification without authorization.
However, as organizations grow, so too does the security vendor portfolio. Recent market intelligence reports that:
- 78% of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) have 16 or more tools in their cybersecurity vendor portfolio.
- 12% of CISOs have 46 or more tools.
- 80% of organizations are interested in consolidating security vendor portfolios.
An effective information security plan considers all vendor tools and, whenever possible, consolidates technology for cost reduction. Reinforcing data protection for today’s on-demand environments requires assistance from information security experts.