The Kelser Blog covers technology and business topics such as Cybersecurity, IT Lifecycle Management, Modern Data Center, Workforce Enablement, and more.
Equifax made some serious mishaps lately, both technically and incident response. What’s really disturbing: while this is the largest, this is not an isolated incident. We won’t cover the details here, since there are plenty of sources where you can find information about the breach, its consequences, and what has happened after that. What we will cover is some thoughts around what we can all learn from the events leading up to, during, and after the breach. At Kelser, we don’t want any company to fall victim to the same incident and aftermath that Equifax did. We match our recommendations to our clients’ business objectives, establishing a comprehensive and multi-layered strategy to manage risk before, during and after a cybersecurity incident.
Backing up your data is a necessity. There are simply too many ways in which data can be lost, ransomed, or compromised in some way. Your original information can get deleted - by accident or on purpose. Your system or network can fail. A hurricane or tornado can strike. That’s why you have another copy safe and sound. It’s why you also have a disaster recovery plan in place to make sure your data is safe. You do have a disaster recovery plan, right?
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As technology relentlessly pushes forward, you and your organization will undoubtedly need to upgrade your hardware. However, you can’t simply forget about your old hardware while reaping the benefits of replacing it with the latest and greatest. You should be excited about the upgrade, but how will you transfer data from your old equipment to the new? How will you erase data from the original hardware?
Trust can be a precarious thing. One mistake could ruin it forever. You spend so much time and energy building trust with your customers, vendors, contractors, and partners, that the last thing you want to do is lose it, particularly over non-compliance. Believe it or not, record keeping and data handling is critical to maintaining that trust.
Welcome to 2017, a time in which no industry is uninfluenced by technological advancement. The healthcare sector has moved forward with million dollar investments that revolutionized the way we treat patients. But it’s also been transformed by technology that’s changed how providers and facilities create and manage electronic health records. Technological advancements also bring new risks. Take the adoption of IoT-enabled medical equipment, for example. While these devices offer valuable functionality, they introduce new cybersecurity challenges. With these factors and the scores of personal information they handle, hospitals and healthcare practices bear greater risks of cybersecurity breaches.
With the advent of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, companies and IT departments are facing the challenge of managing the vast assortment of devices on their network. Which devices get which levels of network access? Which users get which levels of network access? How do you ensure that your network is secure?