December 15, 2021
In 2022, protecting personal and sensitive information will encompass an assortment of unique and ongoing challenges. As workplaces fluctuate between remote or flexible working, the information security landscape is adapting as well, and businesses need to be more agile than ever to ensure data protection doesn’t fall through the cracks.
Here are the top trends you need to factor into your information security strategies.
The Incidence of Data Breaches Continues to Grow—and They’re Not Just Digital
Data breaches can have serious consequences, including damaged reputations, fines, and loss of customers. Our 2021 Data Protection Report (DPR) found that 1 in 4 businesses fear that an attempted data breach is very likely for their company in the next 12 months.
To minimize their risk, businesses need to take steps to prevent against physical data breaches—not just digital ones. A recent report from Verizon shows that physical breaches with known data disclosure accounted for 43% of breached assets.
Some of the common behaviors that can result in physical data breaches include:
Remote Working Becomes Flexible Working
The year 2022 is predicted to see a rise in some businesses establishing a new normal, where more employees return to in-office working on a part-time basis and continue to spend some days working from home. This poses a number of unique challenges:
Employees Are a Weak Link In the Chain of Security
One of the most significant barriers to data security in 2022 will continue to be employees. While accidental data loss can happen, it’s far from the only risk posed by employees.
TIPS TO HELP YOU STAY AHEAD OF SECURITY RISKS
With possible impacts of a data breach including damaged reputation, financial loss, and turnover, investing in data protection is no longer optional. Shred-it can help you stay on top of information security challenges to safeguard your data and the well-being of your business. Learn more about how we can help protect your organization.