BUSINESS IT SERVICES
CORPORATE DATA PROTECTION
The importance of data protection increases as the amount of data created and stored continues to grow at unprecedented rates. There is also little tolerance for downtime that can make it impossible to access important information.
Consequently, a large part of a data protection strategy is ensuring that data can be restored quickly after any corruption or loss. Protecting data from compromise and ensuring data privacy are other key components of data protection.
The term data protection is used to describe both the operational backup of data and business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR). Data protection strategies are evolving along two lines: data availability and data management.
A disaster can be anything that puts an organization’s operations at risk, from a cyberattack to equipment failures to natural disasters. The goal with DR is for a business to continue operating as close to normal as possible. The disaster recovery process includes planning and testing, and may involve a separate physical site for restoring operations.
A disaster can have a devastating effect on a business. Studies have shown that many businesses fail after experiencing a significant data loss, but DR can help.
Recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) are two important measurements in disaster recovery and downtime.
SMART refers to criteria for setting goals and objectives, namely that these goals are: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. The idea is that every project goal must adhere to the SMART criteria to be effective. Therefore, when planning a project’s objectives, each one should be:
- Specific: The goal should target a specific area of improvement or answer a specific need.
- Measurable: The goal must be quantifiable, or at least allow for measurable progress.
- Attainable: The goal should be realistic, based on available resources and existing constraints.
- Relevant: The goal should align with other business objectives to be considered worthwhile.
- Time-bound: The goal must have a deadline or defined end.
IT SECURITY SERVICES
Endpoint security is a security system that consists of security software, located on a centrally managed and accessible server or gateway within the network, in addition to client software being installed on each of the endpoints (or devices). The server authenticates logins from the endpoints and also updates the device software when needed. While endpoint security software differs by vendor, you can expect most software offerings to provide antivirus, antispyware, firewall and also a Host Intrusion Prevention System .
Endpoint security is becoming a more common IT security function and concern as more employees bring consumer mobile devices to work and companies allow its mobile workforce to use these devices on the corporate network.
Servers provide a variety of internal and external user services in organizations, which are constantly vulnerable to security threats, due to data sensitivity.
Secure servers help organizations and businesses conduct secure and private network transactions. Until recently, e-commerce opportunities were often lost because of online user security concerns. However, the growth of online retailing has expanded requirements for security and measures geared toward preventing malicious attacks (like phishing and hacking)
Mobile device security spans the gamut from user authentication measures and mobile security best practices for protecting against compromised data in the event of unauthorized access or accidental loss of the mobile device to combat malware, spyware and other mobile security threats that can expose a mobile device’s data to hackers.
Most mobile devices feature mobile operating systems with built-in mobile device security features, including iOS for iPhones and iPads, Google’s Android platform and Microsoft’s Windows Phone. Additionally, a variety of third-party mobile device security solutions are available for providing an additional layer of protection for mobile devices.