When you think of the word "security", what comes to mind? Is it a feeling of safety and comfort, or do you associate it with other words like safety or defense? The answer could be different depending on where you work.
If you work in IT, chances are your first thought is more along the lines of "What does this mean for my infrastructure?" or "How can we protect our data?"
But if your job doesn't involve IT infrastructure (or even if it does), then perhaps your thoughts immediately jump to questions like: "How do I make sure my company's data is safe from cyber threats?" Or even better: "What can I do beyond just following the rules set out by IT?"
1. Re-think IT Infrastructure
In the coming years, we'll need to re-think IT infrastructure. More security controls will be needed and more data will need to be protected. Data will also need to be encrypted and stored in the cloud.
In order for this shift to happen, think about how you can stay ahead of the curve with your IT infrastructure. Your company's ability to adapt quickly will determine its success in the marketplace.
In order to stay ahead of the curve, you will need to:
- Use cloud computing, which can increase efficiency and reduce costs. -Ask your IT company about their plans to stay current with the latest technologies.
- Make sure that you have a backup plan in place—you never know when disaster will strike.
- Make sure that you have the right technology in place to protect your data. -Reach out to an IT company for help with cloud computing, backup plans, and other technologies.
- Look for an IT company that has a track record of success. -Make sure that your IT company is certified by Microsoft, Cisco, and other major vendors.
- Make sure that they have the expertise and experience to help you navigate the world of cloud computing.
- Find an IT company that can provide you with all the services that you need, including security controls and disaster recovery plans.
2. Rethink Physical Security
It may surprise you to learn that physical security is not just about locks and keys. Physical security also includes protecting the people who work in your organization, as well as protecting data and information in your organization. It's also about protecting data while it travels between systems or locations, such as when backups are sent offsite.
Physical security starts with physical access control: locking doors, choosing passwords for keycard access systems, and installing motion detectors and cameras.
But it doesn't end there because data must be protected from threats such as hackers picking locks or using social engineering skills to gain entry into a building by posing as someone else (think of how easy it was for hackers to get into HBO's email system). And once unauthorized users gain physical access into your facility, they can steal computers containing sensitive information—or worse yet destroy them by smashing them against walls or throwing them out windows!
3. Learn More About Security.
The first step to improving your data security is to think about what you're protecting and why. The next step is understanding the different aspects of security, including core concepts like encryption, access control, and physical controls.
Then there's training for both employees and contractors; creating policies that clearly delineate who can access what kinds of data; designing processes around these policies; monitoring everything from user activity to network traffic; collecting metrics related to potential breaches or compromised accounts; performing regular audits on both hardware and software for vulnerabilities.
Finally—and this is key—you need to document all of these activities so that your organization can prove compliance with industry standards (and regulators).
4. Find New Ways to Work with Data
Data is becoming more and more important to the future of business. As the Internet of Things expands, more devices will be connecting to the internet, creating a global network of connected devices that can be accessed anywhere. This means that your company’s data could potentially be vulnerable to cyberattacks from anywhere in the world.
While there are ways to protect this information, such as encryption or firewalls, these methods are not always effective when hackers have access to powerful tools like artificial intelligence (AI).
We need to think about how we store and use data in new ways if we hope to keep our company safe from cybercriminals looking for any way they can get into our systems and steal our sensitive information.
While there is no one-size fits all solution for security measures against hackers it’s important that everyone understands what kind of risks their company faces when dealing with sensitive information
How Anteris Can Help
So, where do we go from here? The answer is that it depends on what you need. Are you a small business looking to protect yourself from cyber attacks? Or maybe you work in IT and want to learn more about securing your network. Whatever your concerns are right now, there's something in this article for everyone.
Take some time over the next couple of days and start making plans for how you're going to protect yourself against data breaches — whether it be through improved security or new ways of working with information!