“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and a cyber-incident to ruin it in a few minutes.”
It is no doubt that digital technologies mold every domain of our day-to-day life. Hence people rely on and have high expectations in the so-called digital revolution. Information security or a data protection platform is an inevitable fundamental element in keeping up with the expectations of people in the digital world.
Some tips to boost your digital operations and security
- Zero trusts
It’s a security technique where it demands thorough verification of who asks for access and permits only authorized people and devices. Unlike the conventional security setup of the castle and moat method, where people inside a network are trusted by indiscriminate default, zero trust does not put confidence on any devices or anybody both inside and outside the network.
- Cloud computing
It is a ‘new normal’ in digitalization where storage and access to data or information are through the internet. Flexibility or adaptability in storage capacity where it can be turned on or off or up and down as per the user’s convenience is one of the key highlights of cloud computing. Along with flexibility, high data privacy when it comes to sensitive data is also a feature guaranteed by cloud computing. The most advantageous part of cloud security is that data or information can be retrieved even when something goes wrong with your computer and also prevents your data from going into the wrong hands.
- Multi-Factor Authentication
MFA is an electronic digital process of authentication that obliges any user to produce two or more two verification details other than the usual ID and password to login which in turn reduces the frequency of cyber-attacks and other data breaches. Multi-Factor Authentication is the nucleus in the IAM of digital operations.
Firewalls are another way of providing network security to your operations. This is a device that controls the network traffic both incoming and outgoing. As the name suggests, the sole purpose of a firewall is to act as a wall to prevent or permit data packets from external sources.
- Data Encryption
Here again, the primary intention of encrypting data is to provide data confidentiality. Data encryption transforms data or information into some code in such a way that so only people with a decryption key or password can enable access to it.
- Dark web
These refer to sites or services that cannot be accessed through normal search engines. Dark web comes in handy to eschew anonymous people from accessing data right from Google search. This also helps in reducing hackers from hacking sensitive or valuable info.
- A regular data backup and update
Last but not least, regularly checking on data backups both manual and automatic would help a lot in protecting the data especially in the case of an unanticipated data breach.
Updated software, antivirus tools, enabling strong and secure passwords are also included in a data protection platform to provide data privacy.
Cybersecurity is indeed a challenge and a threat when it comes to any digital operation. Thus we see how the setting up of a data protection platform is directly proportional to strengthening the digital activities of any organization. By ensuring data privacy you also build a better understanding among people.