By now, you should understand that GDPR is happening next May. No avoiding it.
The task of securing your IT assets and data is increasingly complex, not least because your own systems are becoming more complicated too. Every application or piece of information that comes into your network from the outside world represents a potential hazard, a weak point that can be exploited by cybercriminals.
Flexible working arrangements mean that your workforce is becoming increasingly mobile. Previously your IT team needed only deal with data access requests from the field sales team, but the number of remote workers is growing.
Freelancers, homeworkers and “I just need access to my files so I can do some work in the evening”-types all require access to key data and applications. And that’s before you start looking at Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives that see your IT team supporting employees’ personal devices.