Data centers are at the core of many organizations. This is one of the reasons security is the top priority of the management firms rendering this service. But maintaining and ensuring this security is also becoming tougher than before.
As all businesses and companies are transforming their servers and optimizing their infrastructure, they are also facing new realities. This reality is the need to find new and evolved solutions to keep records and systems secure.
The primary objective of the service provider is to keep the records of each of their clients secure and safe, both in the physical and virtual world. Traditional based approaches to security in the virtual world are no longer enough because today’s workforce is mobile, says data center expert The Data Center Journal.
Here are a few ways to make this happen
- Provide access only to security cleared personnel. This should be followed both for their staff and for the clients’ staff too.
- Adequate insurance coverage against fire and other such calamitiesis needed for the hardware and the personnel.
- The records and information should be protected from hackers. Weak passwords are well-known security hazards. Hence, secure password policies should be in place both at the server level and the client level.
- The staff should be target trained to be wary of hackers. The training should be given on a regular and periodic basis, as evolution in the virtual world is rapid and prolific.
- Staff accessing the websites through their mobiles should be advised to follow all security procedures and log out every time.
- There are software and hardware designed to aid the service providers to detect and lessen the many threats periodically.
- Since the threats have become more sophisticated, deep dive firewalls of the next generation are also important.
While the above points are only the tip of the iceberg, they can give people an idea about the enormity of the measures that need to be taken to keep vital information secure.
Some modern features for various operating systems include optional self-destruct mode, if a hacker attempts to guess the password.