The need to protect corporate data has never been greater. Server virtualisation has been a compelling reason for organisations to rethink their data protection and disaster recovery strategies. Many companies have come to realise it is essential to have a server backup and disaster recovery plan built specifically for virtual environments: your data is unique to your business and is an irreplaceable asset, so your IT infrastructure should be as resilient as possible and able to recover quickly if the worst should happen.
Threat management embodies the procedures organisations should undertake to defend themselves against cyberthreats. Businesses need to secure their IT environment through proper threat research and scanning, monitor the network infrastructure for signs of malicious activity, respond to any incidents that do occur and finally, conduct incident analysis through data mining to discover areas that need additional fortification.
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) was developed to provide an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process, including prevention, detection and appropriate reaction to security incidents. The ultimate aim is to facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures globally.
PCI DSS provides a baseline of technical and operational requirements designed to protect cardholder data. PCI DSS applies to all entities involved in payment card processing, including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers and service providers, as well as all other entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data. PCI DSS comprises a minimum set of requirements for protecting cardholder data, and Securus will work with you to ensure that these requirements are met.
ISO 27001 is the best practice specification that helps global businesses to develop a best-in-class Information Security Management System (ISMS). Today, information systems are vital to all organisations so ISO 27001 sets out specific requirements, all of which must be followed, and against which an organisation’s ISMS can be audited and certified. Securus’ team of experts will be able to help you through the compliance process.
Back up and Resilience
If network connectivity into a business fails, the consequences can be disastrous, whether through lost revenue or loss of goodwill for that business’ customers. With such high dependency on the network, it is critical that businesses look at the potential impact of circuit failure and the benefits of deploying a more resilient solution with a back-up circuit.
Smart provides a range of backup solutions to enable suitable resilience and, with access to all the main UK carriers’ networks, we can deploy a multi-carrier design for even more resilience.
Any enterprise with an internet and intranet that allows its employees access to the internet and corporate resources should install firewalls to prevent outsiders from accessing their private data resources.
A firewall, working closely with other networking infrastructure, examines each network packet to determine whether to forward it to its destination. A firewall is often installed in a specially designated computer, kept separate from the rest of the network so that no incoming request can go directly to private network resources.
Threats have evolved dramatically in recent years but firewalls are still one of the most fundamental protections for networks of any size. Smart is able to recommend and implement the appropriate solution for your business.
Intrusion Detection Solutions
An Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is used to monitor network traffic, check for suspicious activities and notifies the network administrator or the system. As well as IDS which detect movements by searching for particular signatures of well-known threats, just like the way in which antivirus software generally detects and safeguards against malware, there are also host-based (HIDS) and network-based (NIDS) systems. Rock will help you find the appropriate solution for your level of IT threats.