Safety First, Safety Always

Posted by James Ball on Sep 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

How do you keep your data center safe? It starts with restricting physical access and continues with regular training and quickly addressing system vulnerabilities. Learn how to keep your data center locked down tightly.



Keeping Your Data Center Secure

With word that North Korea has been charged with orchestrating the devastating WannaCry and Sony cyber attacks, it’s more important than ever to keep your data center safe and secure. Whether you deal in sensitive information or not, your data should be secured at all times. Here are a few tips on how to do this before rogue nations or careless visitors ruin your day.


  1. Physical Security: Be it mantraps, security cameras, visitors’ logs or electronic badges, there’s a lot you can do to protect the data center from unwanted visitors. Restricting access to the physical data center is the first step in preventing disaster. Security guards can not only help prevent unwanted access, but they can help spot questionable behavior, as well. Security cameras can confirm these suspicions. Remember, not all hackers come in virtually. Some of them begin with an on-site visit to help uncover vulnerabilities. Learn more about physical data center security and the wide range of products Instor offers to help keep you safe here.


  1. Train Staff on a Regular Basis: Sure, you should train your security team – that’s a clear priority in the fight against attacks of all varieties. But end-users should receive the same training. This can be as simple as a quick Slack message or newsletter to employees educating them on just how slippery some phishing scams can be. An ounce of prevention will go a long way here.


  1. Perform Risk Assessments: As this goes to press, a major hurricane is bearing down on the East Coast of the United States. It’s a stark reminder that disaster can come in all shapes and sizes – from natural to man-made. Consider backing up your data in multiple physical locations. A third party such as Instor can help you decide which measures will work best for your organization.


  1. Have Pervasive Visibility: This could come in the form of an event monitoring system with a dashboard that gives you 24/7 visibility into what’s happening in your data center. If an irregularity pops up, you’ll be the first to know it. You can also get a 360-degree view of access points, events, infrastructure and more.

Ready to get started? Let Instor help you invest in your business’ future with fitups, design, installation, security and other data center needs today.



Topics: Infrastructure