What are the prime focus points in your strategy for business growth? If one of them is digital transformation, then you are a forward-thinking organization that knows the value of technology. However, that focus must also include security transformation to protect your company’s data.
We get reminders daily about how important security is through the many headline-grabbing breaches that organizations suffer. Internal and external threats are ramping up in the form of malware and ransomware, which means if you’re doing nothing new in terms of how you approach security, you’re putting your company at risk for a breach. If you don’t want to be the next business making news for being the victim of a cyberattack, what can you do to increase your security?
A number of security attacks sneak in the back door in the form of an unsuspecting employee’s mistake. Unfortunately, if an employee makes an error that leads to your data center being breached, it could be days, months, or even years before you know the breach occurred and that sensitive data is being accessed that compromises your company and your clients.
Even IT personnel at the federal level make mistakes, leading to hackers successfully phishing out information from leaders in Congress. If they can make these type of errors, your low-level employees with little digital experience can certainly leave you open for attack — which is why educating employees at every level is so crucial.
What About Compliance?
If you’re in healthcare or finance, you know how difficult staying in compliance can be, which is why being able to demonstrate implementation of regulatory controls is so important. For example, if you’re looking for a management system that is easy to navigate, yet provides secure access to all the apps you need to run, you could go with a cloud-based solution through a single dashboard.
You might also consider biometric and two-factor authentication solutions. The goal is to integrate and layer the various tools that will improve your workflow, yet protect you at the same time. When you align your digital environment with the right security products and practices, you’re well on your way to conquering this difficult topic.
If you need assistance making the right telecom, security, and cloud decisions, One Connect will partner with you to find the best solutions for your unique needs. Contact us today to get started.