A Good Endpoint Security Strategy Focuses on Data Usage
- Deciding on endpoint security involves assessing risk based on the value of your business data, where it is located, and the amount of mobile access to that data.
- Endpoint security adds a new layer of protection that does not require a wholesale change in an existing security practice.
“As more of our IT resources shift to the cloud, and more workers become mobile, the importance of endpoint security increases.”
Although Land O’Lakes, Inc. already had an endpoint-security strategy in place when Elliott Breukelman joined the company as a senior information security engineer, one of his roles has been to help mature that strategy. Land O’Lakes operates a farm-to-fork business model, which means it manages a complex supply chain that includes farmers, feed suppliers, processors and distributors, transport logistics, and retailers. Its IT infrastructure plays a key role in tying these pieces together, and securing that infrastructure is critical to sustaining business operations.