Reasons Why Data Security is so Important

Data security is paramount for businesses and computer users, given the sensitive information at risk. A comprehensive data security strategy begins with a risk assessment, identifying potential threats like theft, malicious activity, malware infection, and system crashes. Implementation involves a multi-faceted approach, combining technical measures with proper policies, procedures, and Information Security awareness training.

Posted on: Thursday, March 16th, 2017

When it comes to businesses as well as general computer users, data security is of utmost importance. With information such as client details, payment information, personal files, and bank account details, it’s crucial to have top-quality security to ensure that it does not fall into the wrong hands or get lost due to malware infection.

Risk Assessment

In order to enable you to identify all the risks that you are faced with and what could happen if valuable data is somehow lost, thorough data security begins with an overall strategy and risk assessment. Potential threats to look out for include theft and malicious activity, malware infection, and system crashes, and you can then analyse and identify different areas of vulnerability and develop strategies to secure your data and information systems.

Securing Data

Once the risks have been assessed and a plan has been drawn up, the data security system can be put into action. Data can be compromised in several ways, so the best approach against misuse or theft does not only involve technical measures, but also proper policies and procedures which would cover physical security as well as Information Security awareness training.

Mobile Data Security

Businesses have seen an increase in the popularity and use of handheld devices and laptops; however, these are at a greater risk of data loss through damage and theft. This is why different safeguards need to be implemented in addition to other security measures as mentioned previously. This includes measures such as activating password protection on all devices, especially those with the ability to connect to the corporate network, regularly backing up all data, and investing in good protection for the devices, especially when they are being carried around.

 

Raising standards since 2006.

Kyte Global, with clients in over 65 countries has established itself as a unique company providing a one-stop-shop to all your information security and compliance requirements.

At Kyte Global we attempt to add value in everything we do. Our services have evolved as a result of the growing needs of our clients. Regulations keep getting stricter, compliance requirements keep getting more onerous and clients find themselves spending more time addressing these issues rather than focusing on their business. At the same time, resources with the right knowledge and experience are hard to come by. Kyte Global tries to tackle these issues by providing a one stop shop to all the client’s needs. Kyte Global understands that Compliance is an effective way of ensuring that controls are implemented.

Internally, Kyte Global is organised in teams, each dedicated to a specific service, usually revolving around a specific standard or regulation. Some of these are PCI DSS, ISO 27001, GDPR, Internal Audit, AML, Gaming, Penetration Testing, Training to name a few. Each team is made up of trained professionals, all experts in their own field.

Over the years, Kyte Global has established partnerships with suppliers that develop and implement industry leading solutions so that it can make recommendations to clients who require such services or products. Kyte is proud to have a network of partners that can assist its clients, big or small, in virtually all of the industries it operates in.