A Cyberwar Is Coming, Are You Ready?
Are You Sure You’re Adequately Protected?
No doubt you would have heard about the recent data breach to affect SingHealth, which affected 1.5million of its patients, including the Prime Minister. This was the biggest security breach to ever hit Singapore and it should serve as a reminder for other companies about how important it is to stay protected at all times online.
What’s Your Cyber Security Protection Like?
Cyber security is described as the body of technologies, processes and practices which have been designed to protect your devices, programs, network and data from potential attack, damage or any unauthorized access. Companies, no matter if you may be a small business or a big corporation, must be protected and as long as you are online, you are vulnerable to potential threats and attacks by hackers.
Why is cyber security so important? It is important because any organization – be it corporate, financial, government, military, medical – collects important data and stores unprecedented amounts of these data on various devices such as computers, tablets and more. Data which contains sensitive information especially, should be protected and prevented from any unauthorized access which could result in negative consequences or worse, loss of this data entirely.
Cyber security protection goes beyond just equipping yourself with the latest antivirus software. It requires a coordination of efforts across the entire information system and includes data security, application security, network security, database and infrastructure security, cloud security, identity management, disaster recover and business continuity planning, mobile security and more.
The level and intensity of cyber-attacks is constantly growing as hackers are finding new ways to breach into a company’s database despite the security which is in place, much like what happened with SingHealth. Which is why it is important for companies and organizations who carry sensitive data to constantly stay on top of the latest security and antivirus options to ensure that they are always adequately protected to the best of their ability.
Are You Ready to Get Protected?
It is very important to companies to have excellent cloud storage back-up solution for your data, because once the data has been attacked, the damage may be irreversible and all your precious company data may never be retrieved again. It is better to be protected with a good firewall which is constantly updated with the latest and highest protection of antivirus software available.
It is also just as important for your staff to be well trained on what to do should there be a security breach. The challenge which companies and organizations face is that security risks are ever-changing in nature, and there is going to constantly be a need for upgrades and improvements.
When it comes to the security and the protection of your valuable company data, prevention is always better than cure. Especially in this instance where once a data has been damaged or hacked into, the damage could be irreversible and the consequences that you are left to deal with could end up costing you more.
Should you need any assistance with your data protection and security, contact us today for more information. Is Coming, Are You Ready?