Do you know if your server is secure?
The security of your website and data depends greatly on the security of the server that your data is hosted on. This isn’t just about the physical security that’s in place, but the layers of security that are put in between your server and the connections to the online world.
In today’s world a day doesn’t go by without the word breech being discussed, and big players are as much at risk from those dastardly, mischievous hackers that just want to wreak havoc if they can find their way in.
Security does not just stop there. One layer of security that’s often left out of the equation, the human factor, also plays a huge part in creating a compliance regime that focuses on one thing – safeguarding your brand and the data that you hold.
Many organizations do not consider the potential consequences of a server that is not properly secured. Not only are you at risk of your digital assets being lost, your business could face reputational harm from your clients or customers. If you are in a highly regulated industry, you may face a review of your security practices that can absorb your time and potentially face financial penalties for lack of due diligence. And there’s also the recovery time of restoring your site and server back to operation, which could also cause more financial damage to your company as you recover, not to mention the additional labour you and your employees will face answering all the questions that would come as a result of this.
Unless you know what type of security your host company uses, your data may not be as safe as you think.
If you hold and contain personally identifiable data, such as personal or financial information of clients or employees, including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passwords, credit card information or bank information you already needing to be PCI-DSS or PIPEDA/HIPPA complaint.
In order to protect our clients’ server, we start with server hardening, which entails blocking unnecessary ports and minimizing access to the server. Then we’ll install and configure a firewall, anti-spam and anti-virus protection, Brute Force Protection, and intrusion prevention, which works to stop false login attempts. In addition, our servers are deployed with a set of comprehensive security tools. We proactively update and respond to new threats and vulnerabilities and perform regular security audits.
This is the base of what we build all of our advanced levels of protection on, a great starting point to secure your data even further.
We not only focus on securing yourself digitally, we also offer a flexible consultancy services that can work with, or in lieu of a chief compliance officer to bring everything in line.
The best defense is a good offense, and a good defense is securing a server is to be proactive; we act in advance to thwart off most of the threats before they become a problem.
Losing the confidence of your clients could be the end of your business. Let us help you to ensure that your brand, and your reputation stays in place.