How to make cyber security more efficient in Tech and IT Enterprise

According to DLA Piper’s latest annual General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Fines and Data Breach Survey, it has been reported in Ireland there has been 6,615 data breaches in the past twelve months to the Irish Data Protection Commission. Also, Ireland recorded the sixth-highest level of breach notifications across Europe and third highest on a per capita basis.

We need to consider with the massive, unexpected increase in people working remotely and all the security risks that come with it.

Employees are less likely to follow safe data practices while working from home, which inevitably ramps up the chance of human error. One thing is clear: to thrive in a hybrid working world in tech enterprise you need security that is fundamentally easy. So easy, they don’t have to think about it. 

In this article we are going to give you a guide to cyber security in tech, what you can do to make it happen and how it can help you thrive as hybrid working becomes the norm.


Guide to Cyber Security in Tech Start Ups Enterprise


Prior to Covid the cyber security sector was already projected to grow by 10%. Since the pandemic, the potential for growth has risen further. 

Quoting from Aoife O’Leary vice president of digital technologies in Enterprise Ireland, who is based in San Francisco, California, “Cyber is one of the sectors that has stayed strong during Covid.“

“The rise in working from home has seen people often working on their own devices at home, and always off their home networks, with major implications for enterprises and for cyber security. That has increased market opportunity.”  This can be an opportunity for tech enterprise to prevent cyber security breaches.

According to The Irish Advantage, Irish cyber security technology is helping to safeguard people and data at a time when the need for such protection has never been greater. Ireland scores in this space because it is home to the top five worldwide security companies in tech startups.

Referencing the, with the advent of cloud computing, data centres are no longer simple repositories but home to live software environments in operation. In short, cyber security in Ireland is serious business.


One of the biggest mistakes with tech enterprise businesses is treating security and connectivity as two separate entities.


They are one and the same. In fact, they’re like wings. If they don’t come as a pair, both wings are needed to fly. Because if security isn’t embedded into every bit of your infrastructure and all the tools that run on it, you must treat it as an add-on. This could be a hassle.

That means you’re going to have to engage with a separate supplier, which not only creates more admin from an operational perspective but could also give you more systems and applications to deal with.

And that supplier might be a security expert, but if they don’t understand the bigger picture – i.e, how security, connectivity and cloud-based tools can work together to create the business outcomes you need – you may be left with gaps to fill. Gaps that could make you less secure but also less efficient and effective in a hybrid working world.

Most importantly, however, if your connectivity infrastructure isn’t inherently secure without the need for third-party add-ons, your network (arguably the most vulnerable part of your organisation when it comes to keeping your data safe) won’t be as protected as it could be. 

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And you won’t suffer the cost of human error...

With many tech startups remote working and hot desking in public areas these laces can be a breathing ground for data breaches so that’s why our Virgin DDos Protection Service can be a great help.

More touch points equal more opportunities for human error to happen.

What is the cost of all these mistakes?

And let’s not forget the not-so-easily-measurable impact. The potential disruption to employees and customers, for example. Or the long-term damage to your brand. Or the fear tech enterprise breach can spread among the public.


So how do you reduce the chance of human error when it comes to cyber security? And how do you limit the damage if it does happen?


Never separate security from connectivity.

The key to a thriving hybrid workforce and to create opportunity lies in connectivity, security and empowerment.

Empowerment comes from cloud-based tools enabled by secure connectivity for tech startups and enterprise but all three must work in harmony.

Don’t delay and contact us for a consultation. Your safety is our priority.


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