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04 Nov2019

Upgrade Your IT Infrastructure With Modern Data Protection Innovations

Upgrade Your IT Infrastructure With Modern Data Protection Innovations

A data security breach is one of the most terrible things that could happen to any organization. In 2018, the average cost of a data security breach regardless of the organization reached $3.9 million, an all-time high. This number in itself is easy to explain if you consider how most organizations have become data-driven. Data is now at the core of the operations of any organization and as such, it is imperative for any organization to put in place measures that enable it to effectively handle and manage a data breach so that they aren’t burnt financially at the end of the day.

If your organization does not have data security as the number one IT priority, then you might need to reconsider. Here are the top data protection tips for your organization to keep the data on your IT infrastructure safe and secure.

1. Encryption of Sensitive Information

Data encryption has been there since the manufacturing of the first computer with the capacity to store information. The key difference, however, is that until 2017, the standard protocol when it came to Data Encryption was the Data Encryption Standard, shortened to DES. DES was popular and if you haven’t upgraded your IT infrastructure, then chances are that you are still using the Data Encryption Standard. There are new and modern data encryption algorithms, which are more secure to help keep your data as safe as possible.

2. Anti-Virus Software

There are modern anti-virus tools that are more effective as compared to normal anti-virus software. One such software is Cylance Smart Security Antivirus that makes use of Artificial Intelligence to find malware and separate it from legitimate data. It is effective for enterprise data security as it is highly scalable.

3. Use Regular Monitoring Tools

One way to keep your data safe is to monitor the activity of your IT infrastructure on a regular basis. Under ideal conditions, you should monitor the infrastructure 24 hrs. a day. To be efficient when monitoring, you need to consider installing a modern IT infrastructure monitoring software capable of filtering suspicious from normal activity and updating you if there is a possibility of data compromise. A modern tool used for data center monitoring is PRTG that checks for activity across your entire data center.

4. Keep all Software Up To Date

This is not really a modern innovation but important nevertheless. The common thing about the solutions mentioned above is that they involve the installation of software. Besides the above-mentioned software solutions, chances are, there might be thousands of other installed software on your IT infrastructure. Normally, vendors of the software release patches or updates to help improve the overall security of their software and prevent hackers from using the software as a backdoor to compromise your data. For you to be safe, all software on your IT infrastructure must be kept up to date.

Conclusion
Your data is important and keeping it safe should be a top priority for your company. We are here to help you with keeping all your enterprise data safe.