How To Protect Data Processing Leads via Robust Security?
Hacking chokes smooth flow of data
Recently, a hacking news broke in which a Sussex school website was hacked by the Turkish hacking group. The motive behind this hacking was obviously malicious. Although it is to cheer that internet is a household name now. Every individual has the power to access in his fist. But it is panicking too just because of evil-practice of breaching sensitive or confidential data.
Even, Google has itself reported scale-up of approximately 32 % of website hacking scam in 2016 as compared to the previous year. Hackers have gone more prominent and unpredictable also. They have researched that mobile users are more hooked to internet that any other devices. However, Google is taming such issues with Penguin, Panda and hummingbird-like algorithm. But still, cybercrime is at peak.
Where there are pros, there exists con also. Here the focus is on protection of data that is as precious as a gem. To barricade such illicit practices, we must take into account these two points.
- Protecting data from encryption: Do you know how did our ancestors store data in the primitive age? Do you know data management is an age old practice? The kings used to put the info of that age on to the barks of the tree. By safeguarding that bark in the glass bottle, they used to bury it into the ground. Then came the time when files were piled-up in physical data warehouses for future references.
But the nature of getting rotten or tampered papers posed a threat to safeguarding confidential papers. To combat it, cloud and hard disk storage trended. But hackers don’t let the data secured.
Do you think that hacking is the only cause of losing valuable data? I must say it’s not. Indeed, only 48 percent data is tempered by hackers, according to IDG enterprise’ report. The rest of the data lose occurs due to
- Negligence of security issues
- Careless data processing
- Unauthorized access
- Hardware and human failure.
It’s dead hard to decrypt the hacked data but not impossible. You can:
- Choose decentralizing rather than centralizing data storage on the server. For sure, centralizing is aligned only by taking stock of the security prospects. But what if the antivirus goes outdated and meanwhile, ransomware attacks?
- Create backups in multiple devices.
- Don’t let multiple hands store and manage sensitive data.
- Store data in the encrypted form on local drives so that unauthorized person can’t attempt stealing your efforts.
- Secure the data: Only a burnt child dreads the fire. LinkedIn owner, Mark Zuckerberg and many more renowned ITians are the live-examples that have gone through the trauma of hacking. All these cybercrimes limelight its security.
What all you can do is to secure your sensitive data through:
- Segregating authority to access the data. Suppose an outsourcing data processing company deals in extracting, importing, cleansing, filtering, streamlining and exporting the sensitive data of the e-commerce company. But the absence of ‘right to access’ only by the authorized data architects opened the way to hackers to steal away sensitive data of the users. This is where authorized access emerges essential.
- Deploy the trustworthy data management staff & make authentication mandatory for accessing by biometrics or unique password.
- Stockpile data on the dedicated server rather than shared one.
- Deploy stringent antivirus and keep watch on its expiry.