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Data security has been viewed as securing the physical perimeter of the data center. But its importance is on the rise as cyber-attacks are becoming more frequent and more complex, it’s becoming evident that more importance should be given to securing data as well.
Apart from ensuring physical security, businesses are also considering to protect their data properly to save themselves from potential hackers.
The effects of cyber- attacks on business are widely ranged and this emphasizes the need of the company to take the risk seriously. Apart from the increasing cost, is has been estimated by Juniper research that cybercrime is predicted to reach $2 trillion by the end of 2019.
While tackling cybersecurity, one of the main challenges faced by the company is the ever-changing landscape. With more devices getting internet connectivity, more data is being available. Due to this, the attack surface is much greater. Apart from this, there are constantly new and evolving threats.
To protect themselves from Cyber threats, there are some basic steps that companies take to protect themselves and their data. One of the simplest ways is to maintain strong passwords that need to be changed at regular intervals. Also, the staff in the concerned organization needs to be educated about passwords etiquettes. Security should become a part of the development process and data centers should be designed keeping cybersecurity in mind.
Firms should also understand that right security is something that is not available over-the-counter. If the correct security measures are in place and staying abreast of new and developing threat, businesses can protect themselves from cyber attacks. Thereby, avoiding being the next brand to headline the news for all the wrong reasons.
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