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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Lawless Internet

By Tom Badders •  March 12, 2020

What you can do to protect your information when it leaves the enterprise network.

You can’t escape conducting business over the internet in today’s digitally connected economy.  You can no more avoid sending information and transactions over the public web than you can avoid leaving your office building to visit customers and partners.

While your information is relatively safe inside your corporate network, all bets are off when it “leaves the building.”  Sending your data over the public internet is like hitchhiking to a business meeting across town.  You may get there, but you may not – and you may not be in very good shape if you do.

In fact, to extend this metaphor, in the digital realm you can’t even be sure you can make it safely from your building’s front door to the curb.  In a lawless world with no police presence to maintain order, you’re at risk just walking out the front door.  Same for doing business on the internet. The moment your data exits the corporate network, it’s in danger of being compromised, hijacked, or stolen.

So then — what precautions can you take to protect your vital business interests and assets as they traverse the internet?

That’s the theme of “Network Security from the Edge Out,” a webinar I’m hosting on March 31 at 2:00PM ET that will explore the threats your enterprise faces when its data “leaves the building” and makes its way across the badlands of the internet.

In this webinar, I’ll also discuss how threats outside your enterprise network can lead to breaches of your network, and why most network security products and services aren’t adequate to protect your organization.  But it’s not all doom and gloom – you’ll also leave with a few strategies that can reduce the risks of using the public internet for business communication and financial transactions.

If this sounds interesting to you, please register here and considering sharing this link with a friend or colleague.

 

Tom Badders

Tom Badders

Tom Badders is a Senior Product Manager at Telos Corporation. See full bio...

The Empower and Protect Blog brings you cybersecurity and information technology insights from top industry experts at Telos.

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