Just like your business, you should never leave your data unsecured and vulnerable. This is why it is so important for your business to have a strong and well-rounded data security strategy to control, monitor, and secure your data at all times and in all places, especially in this new post pandemic environment.
In the modern age of data storage and management there are a great many threats to data integrity; from the typical threats such as invasion of privileged data, eavesdropping or spying on your networks, DDoS (direct denial of service) attacks and phishing scams, to the newer yet equally dangerous threats such as attacks on Cloud services, side channel invasions, and abusing the vulnerabilities of virtualization. Here are some strategies that Citrus can help your business put into practice to ensure the security of your data:
Knowing where your data is stored and who has access to your data is a key strategy to ensuring that your data is safe and only in the right hands. A data confidentiality strategy is key to making sure that any Cloud based data storage is only available to authorized parties, especially when sharing sensitive data between businesses, while still allowing your business to utilize that data for any use, computing or analysis.
Another important strategy for security in shared spaces is double checking your access control, or who can access data in any particular area of your data storage network. Making sure that specific parties can access only the relevant and pertinent data to them is very important to ensuring that no data is leaked to illegal or unprivileged parties.
For your data to be completely secure it is vital that the integrity and completeness of your data is monitored at all times. Keeping a close eye on where data is, what happens with that data, and exactly how that data is being accessed and managed can help to prevent illegal or unwarranted activity in your data storage network. Data tracking ensures that nothing happens to your data without you knowing.
A final important strategy is utilizing encryption software to fully ensure the security of your data. This can range from enabling a crypto-shredding strategy that will erase access keys when they are no longer needed, locking out any access from anyone who might try to access that data storage area at a later date. Another encryption practice that can help secure your data is using a VPN or virtual private network to protect the data not just in storage, but between them as well.
Citrus Consulting leverages NetApp’s ONTAP Data Security software to build a secure architecture across any hybrid Cloud environment. We provide flexible encryption and key management solutions that help you guard your sensitive data whether on premise, in the Cloud, or in transit.