What’s Your Company’s Cyber Security Strategy?
Why a Defence in Layers Approach is Key to Your Cyber Security
Malware, ransomware, insider threats … because the list of potential Cyber Security threats continues to grow, most experts agree, it’s not a matter of if your company will suffer from a cyber attack, it’s a matter of when. Insurance companies are taking note: they’re toughening their underwriting standards and charging more for cyber liability insurance. In an age when no two threats are exactly alike, it is important to understand that different cyber security threats call for different security measures.
That’s why you must take a Defense in Layers approach to protecting your data, including a solution that provides offline, removable storage in case your online data is attacked.
Do you know what you’re looking for?
What Attacks You Should Be Checking For
These attackers exploit network security vulnerabilities by inserting themselves between someone’s device and the network, thereby redirecting information to themselves rather than the legitimate destination.
By flooding a system, server or network with traffic and requests, denial-of-service attacks can incapacitate a system or even take it completely offline, preventing it from fulfilling legitimate requests.
Social Engineering Attacks
In these attacks, the attacker uses social interaction and/or psychological manipulation to gain the trust of a human being, who then hands over login information or otherwise lets the attackers into the system.
Defence in Layers Requires Proactive Focus
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These are tools that control physical access to an organization’s IT systems, such as security teams, locked doors with managed access, biometrics, fences, video security, and the like.
Employee training for both in-office and remote workforce's as well as company policies, hiring practices and background checks are examples of administrative tools companies can use to protect data.
Organizations should include several different types of data security technology tools, such as: Antivirus software Authentication/password security Encryption Firewalls Virtual private networks (VPNs) Multi-factor authentication Intrusion prevention software
Types of data Security
There’s no one solution that will protect against all forms of cyber attack. Rimage recommends organizations employ multiple types of data security to create a Defence in Layers security posture.
Industry Standard – Physical Controls, Administrative Tools, Technology
Rimage’s Solution focuses on the Technology Layer – Removable Data Storage, WORM Technology,
Chain of Custody, Backup & Recovery
Removable Data Storage
Offline, removable data management. Data is stored on CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, USB or other offline media to keep it out of the hands of cyber criminals.
Chain of Custody
Chain of custody. Movement of data is tracked through its life-cycle to document each user that handles it.
Write once, read many (WORM) technology. Data is written indelibly on removable management media so that it can be read any number of times, but never manipulated or changed.
Backup and Recovery
Air-gapped, offline backup and recovery. A copy of your data is kept offline and inaccessible from the internet so that cyber criminals can’t get to it.