When it comes to your IT/Telecom infrastructure, there is nothing more important than security. With the innumerable IT threats out there in the ether, even the smallest hole in your security policy can be widened and breached by a knowledgeable internet pirate.
Waiting to address security policy issues until it’s too late can easily result in a data breach. The following list contains components that are characteristic of a good information security policy. How many does your company have in place?
VPN and DirectAccess Security
Did you know that the most common methods for remotely connecting to internal networks are VPN and DirectAccess? That’s why securing these areas is critical for keeping your internal data away from prying eyes. Access restriction, authentication requirements, and certificate validity tracking based on user credentials can ensure that only the people you want to access internal data are able to reach that point in your infrastructure.
Secure Access to Wifi
Wifi is a great alternative to LAN in an office setting. It allows mobile internal staff and guests to access the internet from anywhere in the building. However, despite its convenience, it can be considerably less secure than other internet connectivity methods. Multi-factor authorization, digital certificate technology, and PKI can keep uninvited parties away from your wireless data and networks.
Embedded Java KeyStore Security
A repository of security certificates, the Java KeyStore is often used for authentication purposes. While it is a convenient tool, oversight and error is common, and this can result in inappropriate trust being granted to unwelcome parties. Managing the security of your Java KeyStores effectively requires centrally updating incorrect KeyStores, eliminating error-prone line operations, and applying a common certificate profile to all of your company’s Java.
Unencrypted files can result in the exposure of sensitive information. Protecting your valuable assets through data encryption ensures that contents can only be accessed by authorized users, helping to protect your information and privacy. Issuing certificates across Apple, Windows, Android, and other mobile, desktop and tablet devices helps to enable secure data encryption practices. Don’t forget to make sure that your operation is auditable!
In the event that your PKI ceases to meet your company’s operational or security standards, is your infrastructure set up to migrate to a newly-deployed PKI without server downtime? Migrating your PKI to current standards is necessary for avoiding fraudulent certificate usage and other threats. Your migration infrastructure should be set up to sunset old certificates and issue new ones within the updated environment.
If your company isn’t currently employing all of the above security practices, you could be vulnerable to data hackers, fraudulent certificate abusers, and other types of online threats. Ensuring that you are equipped with state-of-the-art security regulations will protect your privacy and keep your company, employees, and customers safe from hacking.
We understand that it can be difficult to remain up to date with today’s cybersecurity practices. If you need help rebuilding your security policy, Sonoran Integrations is here for you with a customized blend of the appropriate practices. Just give us a call!