Healthcare. Finance. Education. Manufacturing. Any number of industries are affected by natural disasters around the globe.
Insurance group West Bend writes that “more than 30 percent of businesses never reopen their doors after they’ve been closed down by a hurricane, tornado, flood, or other devastating calamity.” Many factors affect the reasons businesses close, but there are ways to protect your investment. Read more tips to avoid loss and prepare yourself before a disaster occurs.
But what about technology-related disasters like power outages, hackers or user errors that cause system breaches? Does your company have an up-to-date, specific preparedness plan for each situation?
The 2015 NTT Group Global Threat Intelligence Report found that “74% of organizations do not have formal incident response plans. Proper network segregation, malware prevention controls, patch management, monitoring, and incident response planning could have prevented or mitigated a significant portion of the incidents NTT Group saw in 2014. These foundational controls are absent even in many large organizations.”
Threat intelligence is a critical security requirement
Furthermore, the NTT Group reports that “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives, remote workers joining corporate networks via VPNs, pervasive wireless networking, and the increasing use of virtualization and cloud computing have all dramatically increased the technologies in use within typical organizational environments.
New technologies don’t typically replace legacy technologies – they are most often an addition, resulting in a net increase to the organization’s attack surface and vulnerabilities found within. Homogeneous organizational networks with defined perimeters no longer exist. A heterogeneous, distributed user and technology base is the new standard. This new reality comes with more complexities and more potential risks.”
Remote access of company data
If a natural or technological disaster occurs, do you have access to human resource data, customer data, and essential business documentation? Are you able to keep company operations functioning at full strength if you aren’t on-site? How can you be sure the data your staff is accessing is still as safe remotely as it is locally?
Health Management Technology magazine recently sat down with industry experts to talk about disaster management plans in the healthcare setting. Todd Forgie from MEDHOST: “As system proliferation and adoption continue to increase, disaster recovery and high availability have become even more critical core competencies for healthcare providers. When considering investments in these tools, also consider investments to mature system delivery in the areas of performance, fault tolerance, redundancy, and failover capabilities. Providers must also invest in developing appropriate risk management and disaster recovery capabilities, documentation, [and] testing procedures.”
Where RecordVault can instantly help
RecordVault eliminates threats by implementing a patented 3-factor software-based authentication system. The system generates a unique cryptographic key for each user that is not stored locally. The software then applies military-grade encryption and industry standard file wiping to ensure your mobile data, including documents, images, voice recordings and video, are secure. Each user has the ability to add, remove, share, lock and unlock files while allowing their device to complete other tasks.
Are mobile devices secure for accessing company data?
Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have become a main source of stealing data, including personal identity, passwords, health records, card numbers and other private information. PC Magazine’s recent article, Here’s How Hackers Steal Fingerprints From Your Phone showcases a presentation from the 2015 Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.
Using the RecordVault technology for authentication eliminates all four threats mentioned by FireEye’s senior staff research scientist Tao Wei and fellow researcher Yulong Zhang.
Let’s continue the discussion in the comments below. Does your business have specific disaster recovery plans in place? Have you experienced delays in your workflow due to security breaches? Connect with us and leave a comment!