Anyone who uses public Wi-Fi is at risk of a hacker viewing his or her online activity. Even wired connections can be tapped. Once your communication is intercepted, hackers gain access to critical systems such as your file server, databases, email and even online banking.
One of the smartest ways to protect your company data is through a Virtual Private Network (VPN). By using strong encryption, a VPN allows you to send and receive data as it travels across public, untrusted links, allowing the creation of a virtual private line between two points anywhere in the world. This keeps online traffic safe from prying eyes and tampering while providing the convenience that comes with a direct connection. Implementing a VPN allows employees and branch offices access to information that would otherwise be inaccessible due to technological obstacles. VPN provides security while removing some of these connectivity obstacles.
Two general categories of VPNs are site-to-site and dial-up.
Site-to-site VPNs protect office communication without requiring installation of costly dedicated fibre lines. This is ideal for connecting a branch office to a head office. The implementation involves installation of special hardware or virtual appliance at each location.
Dial-up VPN’s also known as road-warrior VPNs, are typically used for employees to access their head office when working remotely. It can also be used as a method for IT staff to securely manage data centre devices without exposing vulnerable management interface on the Internet. The implementation consists of the installation of a single VPN server and installation of VPN software on the connecting devices.
DataHive can recommend, design, implement and manage all types of VPNs to ensure your business communication is always protected. DataHive has implemented VPN solutions for the most challenging environments, ranging from protecting communication between China and Canada to reliably interconnecting to 3rd party VPN networks.
Also see: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
If your business has ever had to recover from a security incident, or if you are concerned about cybersecurity, the next step is to identify which cybersecurity risks your business might face. Based on that information, we can work with you to create a plan on how to protect your company from a cybersecurity breach.
After you have identified what business data you need to protect, the next step is to build safeguards and reinforce existing protection.
After implementing additional protection, it is essential to continually monitor the system for signs of breach attempts, successful breaches, unauthorized access or other anomalies.
As soon as you have detected an incident, it’s time to respond. But, it’s important to plan and rehearse those recovery steps ahead of time.
If you have not protected your data sufficiently and now detect a failure, it’s time to recover. But, it’s important to plan and rehearse those recovery steps well in advance.