The digital age has brought numerous challenges due to the complexity of network relationships that current information systems provide. Today’s IT environments are exposed to several vulnerabilities, be it communication, storage or human error. Nowadays, it is essential to know how to deal with computer attacks and possible data exposure. Information security faces new and unexpected challenges every day. How to overcome them? That’s what we’ll find out in this article!
Tools like Datapeers help you to ensure the privacy of your data. Through sophisticated data masking techniques, Datapeers ensures privacy and protection of information in all environments. Data masking is primarily intended to protect confidential data from unauthorized access. In practice, data masking tools create a version similar to the original data in terms of structure but without revealing its true information. In reality, its original format remains unchanged, but the data presented is fictitious. That is, in a column of a database with bank information from users of an online store, it is possible to mask the data by creating new bank numbers in which the figures have been “mixed up”, creating fictitious numbers, but with the same value for the intended processing of data. The masked data can be used in test environments and in audits, not compromising the result of the analysis, but always guaranteeing the confidentiality of the information.
The most basic (and most neglected) way to prevent virtual attacks is to install firewall filters and antivirus software. Although many people consider it a basic and therefore unnecessary thing, using antivirus protection remains one of the most effective measures to prevent unwanted content from entering the system. The antivirus will ensure that your computer detects any intrusion attempts and that it can verify that the mobile devices are clean. It is essential that all computers, mobile phones and removable devices are protected, as only one element is affected to infect the entire company network.
The backup does not solve the problem of the computer attack, but it does guarantee that it is easier to recover after the company suffers one. Backup copies must be made daily and it is recommended that they be stored on an external server, preferably on the Cloud, due to the lower costs and the enhanced security that this form of storage offers. It is also advisable to use a disaster recovery service, a very complete solution that, in addition to copying the data, also guarantees its efficient restoration in the event of natural disasters or infrastructure failures. This type of solutions has the great objective of eliminating (or at least minimizing on a large scale) a company’s downtime due to failures. RAAS is a disaster recovery service fully managed by a specialized team and gives you the possibility to recover a virtual server in seconds.
The security policy is a document developed by the company that records the security principles that the company adopts and that must be followed by employees. The security policy must be applied to all information systems, at the desktop and mobile level. For the policy to be respected, it is essential that top managers participate in its implementation.