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A lot of businesses had to adapt to a lot of needed trends, just as to ensure their work continuance during this pandemic. Many of them had to make some major changes like total remote access dependency, conference functionality, etc. With these “new trends,” also came the “new challenges.” 

That one aspect that has proven to be common for every business, during this pandemic has been our dependency on technology. A lot of businesses have now resorted to new cloud-based functions, embracing the latest and shifting the whole workload to cloud environments. 

Start with Cloud Data Security

While your business plans the shift to cloud storage, it’s important to start analyzing your data storage protection strategy. Having a robust data protection plan in place is extremely necessary to authorize access to your employees as well as, allow you to monitor and safeguard the more sensitive and personal data.  Hence, coming up with a Data Loss Prevention plan is not only crucial but also elemental to one’s business.

Always Look out For Popular Cloud Applications

It is natural to be drawn towards the flow of the stream, and hence people usually pick up trends from their peers, which are comparatively easier to learn or that aid their success. Such is the case of cloud applications. It is also important to monitor the preferences of the employees. Often, employees in order to get the job done can use applications which might be a security threat. 

Now, as an organization, it’s necessary to understand the need of the workers and either give them a safe environment to function or make recommendations of a safer and equally convenient alternative. For this purpose, you can take the help of a cloud access security broker (CASB). This offers perspective to all cloud-based applications, across businesses, whether being used externally or privately, that people might be using.  It will help you in analyzing the usage trend. So, in case you see your employees access a less than secure application, this will help you in coming up with a better alternative.

This will act as a bank of opinions, from which you can make an informed decision. 

Important Aspects to Consider While Making DLP

Not all employees will have a uniform working behavior. A few will be purely dependent on on-premises systems for their productivity and exchange of data, while the others, might break out of the traditional workspace parameter and switch to remote access. Then there may also be those who use a combination of the two.

To come up with a DLP, it will be essential to read your data flow trend. Coming up with a DLP solution while empower you to come up with cohesive strategies and policies so as to prevent data exfiltration, across all modes and trends.

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Robert E. Allen Jr.

About Robert E. Allen Jr. A Journey of Integrity, Innovation, and Impact Welcome to my corner of the web, where the confluence of technology, entrepreneurship, and ethical business practices come to life. I'm Robert E. Allen Jr., a proud native of southern Ohio, where my roots run deep into the fabric of community and hard work. My journey in the tech world began at Shawnee State University, a chapter filled with exploration and the beginnings of a lifelong passion for computer science. However, my academic path took a turn toward the prestigious halls of Penn State, where I completed my degree and set the foundation for what would become a nearly three-decade-long adventure in business. Building an Empire on Principles Nearly 30 years ago, I embarked on an entrepreneurial journey, not just to start a business, but to build an empire defined by a commitment to ethical practices and community service. Inspired by the Rotary four-way test—Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?—my business philosophy centers on these questions, guiding every decision and interaction. This ethos has not only shaped my professional life but has also fostered a culture of integrity, trust, and mutual respect within my company and with our clients. A Family Man at Heart Beyond the world of bits, bytes, and business, my life is rich with love and laughter, thanks to my wife and our two wonderful daughters. They are my why, the reason behind every late night, every early morning, and every decision to push the boundaries of what's possible. Together, we've created a life filled with memories, learning, and love—a true testament to the balance between professional ambition and personal fulfillment. Looking Forward As I look to the future, my goal is to continue leveraging technology to make a positive impact on the world, guided by the principles that have brought me this far. I strive to innovate, to lead with integrity, and to inspire those around me to do the same. Whether through my business endeavors, community service, or simply by being a role model to my daughters, my journey is about creating a legacy that transcends technology—a legacy of positive change, ethical leadership, and a commitment to making the world a better place for future generations. Thank you for visiting my site. I hope to not only share my journey with you but also to inspire you to pursue your passions, lead with integrity, and make a meaningful impact in your corner of the world.