Salesforce customers, whether they realize it or not, are responsible for the data they store in the cloud and guarding it against security threats. While many business leaders assume that the cloud is the most secure option for their data to live and operate in, the truth is data in the cloud is only as secure as the company that places it there.
Companies that utilize Salesforce can reinforce their security posture by:
Salesforce customers must realize that the cloud, despite having many benefits, still faces serious security risks. In fact, 98% of organizations recently said they have experienced at least one cloud data breach in the last 18 months. Moreover, research suggests that 88% of sensitive information inside Salesforce remains exposed to hacking and misuse by employees because most users can read or edit high-risk fields.
To mitigate these risks, companies must understand the shared responsibility model, which mandates that both Salesforce and the customer take proactive steps to keep the cloud secure. This is evident from Salesforce’s recent update to enforce multi-factor authentication (MFA). As of February 1, Salesforce has mandated that all customers deploy MFA to bolster security under the shared responsibility model. This makes it a business imperative for organizations to take charge and understand their own role in preventing Salesforce security breaches.
Once you understand your Salesforce risk, it is time to take action and implement a holistic security strategy. Here are the key components of a proactive strategy that reduces data risk in Salesforce:
Taking these steps is paramount to ensuring your organization is well-positioned to strengthen its Salesforce data security and prevent costly business disruptions. Whether it is a systems outage, data exfiltration or complete loss of data, data security breaches can significantly damage a company’s reputation, create legal and regulatory headaches and ultimately diminish profits. If your company utilizes Salesforce, be sure to understand the risks and your role to protect against them, and not be lulled into a false sense of security.
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