In addition to the risks posed by hackers, today's data centers face a variety of security challenges associated with its network, storage, and cloud infrastructure, that aren't clearly perceptible. These challenges primarily include insider threats, physical security threats, Internet of Things-related risks. Though achieving across-the-board security for an enterprise data center can be a significant challenge.
1. Insider threats or risk to your data center from your employees is a major hidden security challenge to your data center. Insufficient staff training and experience with security technology puts the information within a data center at risk. To mitigate this risk, conduct continuous data security training including situational awareness training in key departments such as IT, HR, and finance.
2. Physical security from rogue employees and unauthorized break-ins and thefts can be ensured using:
3. The Internet of Things: The multiple unknown variables risking your data center through the multiple IoT connections require measures such as changing default passwords, outsourcing storage, and encryption to prevent interception.