The Importance of Cyber Security
Government, military, corporate, financial, and medical organisations collect, process, and store unprecedented amounts of data on computers and other devices. A significant portion of that data can be sensitive information, whether that be intellectual property, financial data, personal information, or other types of data for which unauthorised access or exposure could have negative consequences. Organisations transmit sensitive data across networks and to other devices, and cyber security describes the discipline dedicated to protecting that information and the systems used to process or store it. As the volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks grow, companies and organisations, especially those that are tasked with safeguarding information relating to national security, health, or financial records, need to take steps to protect their sensitive business and personnel information.
For effective cyber security, an organisation should coordinate all of the elements of its information system:
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Database and Infrastructure Security
Organisations need to be proactive
The most difficult challenge in cyber security is the ever-evolving nature of security risks themselves. Traditionally, organisations and the government have focused most of their cyber security resources on perimeter security, to protect only their most crucial system components and defend against known threats. Today, this approach is insufficient, as the threats advance and change more quickly than organisations can keep up with. As a result, advisory organisations promote more proactive and adaptive approaches to cyber security.
Enterprise security isn’t something customers can afford to get wrong. Yet it remains one of the most challenging organisational disciplines to understand, implement and maintain.
Kite’s technology portfolio leverages product offerings from market-leading security providers to protect and monitor your organisation’s IT environment. Our vendors ensure your data is protected at all times from the glut of new and ever evolving security threats.