Reinforcing enterprises realm with indispensable Security measures
Manish Sinha, Global Application Manager, Busch Vacuum Pumps & Systems
We control many things in a small as well as mid-size organization, but we never pay attention to people creating hotspots. If by any chance it is not blocked, then it could be the most dangerous thing with the end user. No matter how many firewall are placed or end points are controlled, generally this feature is not available in entry or mid-level UTM (Unified Threat management) and end points which means small and mid-size organizations would always be on threat. The other impact on IT infrastructure is, due to poor vision of management related to IT Governance, where IT is a costly affair for them and some of the organizations are rigid for not spending on IT and putting their complete business at Risk.
The first and foremost is SLA (service-level agreement) as well as comprehensive terms and conditions. Most of the time CIO’s are in hurry to deliver and they forget to read and completely understand the tweaks, where they could be caught either by auditor or management in case of any downtime or disaster. If not disaster, then finance will question upon your deal sign up and monthly or quarterly billing invoices.
So when it comes to security at Data Center, we always get the shared security so we have to keep this thing in mind as privacy has a cost and it pays during breaches when one is alone on that network or in the security layer. Else with shared security, the provider will not provide downtime as lot of other customer would also be using the same security layer. There is no such guarantee which is called Data Theft Protection, it is always an assurance and nobody is ready to sign up indemnity bond or clause for losses. So it is better to pay separately for security rather than mixing up and messing up the things for the business.
Enrich Networks with Appropriate Implementation
Considering Zero Day Attack, advanced persistent threat (APT) is still on top consideration but the organization should also look forward to close back door entries by employee negligence. It could only be achieved by making email, ERP and other application logins with 2FA or with the device access control along with a facility of approval and rejection.
More and more infrastructure is moving on cloud just to give a peace of mind to CIO’s but if SLA is not properly in place and not being monitored, then it could also be a disaster to the organizations. As everybody is promoting cloud but when it comes to getting exit from clouds, then organization do not have any clarity how they would be and what is the guarantee that a copy of data will not reside on the provider’s system post exit.
Shielding Evolving Technologies with Adequate Security Plans
Machine Learning, IoT, Robotics, Big Data, Drones, 3D Printing Technology are the trends now but at the same time we have to prepare for their security as well. For example, it is good that moving ahead along with technology but what about thinking on the patterns that how we could be breached.
Do not think of user resistance, take management in to confidence. Business is their Baby, so they would only decide how much disciplined they want their Baby to be.