As the technologies in today’s digital age continue to develop and become more efficient, the capabilities of cybercriminals to exploit new advancements grow with them. Enterprises are faced with the increasingly complex task of protecting their networks and endpoints from malicious activity through secure network infrastructure and safeguarding all endpoints. Trends in threats and their corresponding mitigation techniques come and go, and staffers in the information technologies departments are responsible for keeping systems up to date across the entire spectrum of an enterprise.
This can be a daunting feat for any one team. However, when a number of separate IT divisions within the same company are working in isolation to achieve total security, it can lead to problems that accidentally expose the network to risks. If the branches of IT – and specifically the implementations within the security department – work in segregated silos, it presents an unnecessary problem for the business structure.
Processes Should Not Be Isolated
A silo is a part of a network where data is stored separately from the larger network of an enterprise’s information systems. These isolated storage locations can often contain things like customer information, product data, order histories and other sensitive information. Silos can also refer to a lack of unification amongst various systems related to achieving a single goal.
The concept is often referred to in a negative light by IT professionals because of the inherent limitations it presents for staffers, and in regards to