If your company does not have a data security strategy in place, you face significant cybersecurity risks every day. Research shows that hackers attack every 39 seconds, and while 54% of companies say they have experienced a data security attack in the last 12 months, 77% do not have a cybersecurity response plan in place.
The key here is to be proactive, not reactive, remaining mindful of the most common data security issues — especially those that may not seem overly obvious in today’s highly technological world.
Today we’re highlighting the top three data security problems you’ll face as your business grows. Here’s what you need to know.
Physical Damage From Natural Sources
Natural, external problems are one of the most overlooked data security obstacles, but they happen all the time. Wildfires, flooding, and winter storms all pose a threat.
Since most companies focus on technology-related cybersecurity, many aren’t prepared to handle the consequences of physical damage. Both are critical and should be included in your data security plan.
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Downtime Because of Power Shortages
Let’s say you’ve invested in the best IT infrastructure out there. Your software is updated, your hardware is brand new, and your network is running smoothly. You’re finally safe from downtime now, right?
Unfortunately, your infrastructure can still fall victim to power supply shortages. If your company has multiple users and high volumes of data traffic, a power loss will not only cause downtime but can also cause serious data security issues. There have even been cases where power grids were attacked and false data was injected.
There’s really only one effective way to combat this issue: Invest in redundant power supplies. Back up your backups. Create Plan B, C, and D so you’re not left stranded when your first—and even second—power sources fail.
The Threat of Internal Attacks
Believe it or not, employees are often one of the biggest cybersecurity threats businesses face today. Research shows that businesses in the United States encounter around 2,500 internal security breaches daily.
With the potential to cause enormous damage, especially in terms of your reputation, you need a defense and response plan in place. Whether a rogue employee shares sensitive data or careless employees misplace devices with information that isn’t secure, the end result is often the same — critical data is exposed.
We suggest that you spend the time to create a vigorous cybersecurity training program. Train new employees and refresh their knowledge at least once a year. Give them clear, established protocols on how to deal with sensitive information.
Choose an Idaho Data Center You Can Trust
The above problems are only a few of the issues that affect businesses around the nation. Based on the latest trends, IT threats continue to evolve, becoming more severe and unpredictable each year.
That’s why you need to partner with a data center you can rely on. If you’re not sure how to create a reliable data security plan, Nuvek can help. We take a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity, implementing physical and virtual security measures so you’re never left unprotected.
Ready to invest in data security? Contact our team today!