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Before our current situation, you and your teams may have implemented a comprehensive data protection plan. The scope of change businesses are currently facing is something none of us could have predicted. These changes will continue to impact how we work in the future. How can you be sure your data protection strategy can support this new way of working? It’s a question many organizations are asking. Times of massive change often set the stage for reassessment. At Forcepoint, here are some things we think about when creating or refining any data protection strategy. More employees working remotely most likely means an increased reliance on cloud services and applications. Modern data protection strategies focus on supporting users where they are. That means devising a plan that protects data on-premises and in the cloud; and one that protects data being accessed from multiple hardware devices and a host of new cloud applications. The whiteboard below shows the different channels that need to account for in your data protection strategy. As business evolves the usage and policies around these channels require careful consideration and need to be updated accordingly. With more employees working remotely, some channels such as cloud storage, cloud SaaS (including video conferencing apps), chat/IM, or other collaboration tools will drive more activity while others may stay the same (like email) or perhaps see reduced activity (like printers or USBs). Policies that can be…

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