Before the risks of poor data security is explored, it’ s important to understand that breaches can occur in an epidemic like fashion. When all of our information is at stake, it is extremely necessary to take these risks of poor data security into consideration. Data is breached in a variety of ways. Such as theft, loss of access, neglect and insecure practices.
Data theft can occur when those with access to sensitive information are the recipients of deliberate attacks. This can even include people who have direct access to the data! Surprisingly enough, hackers still rank a little bit lower when it comes to businesses.
Exposure to loss of media occurs when there isn’t a backup procedure in place or when the misplacement of electronics take place. A common way in which data ends up in the hands of the wrong people is when laptops that are lost. Creating a password protected computer can help in this instance.
Neglect of data happens when computers are not properly taken care of. This includes firewalls that are not being used properly and when antivirus programs are not updated. It can even occur when hard drives are left unencrypted, which makes it vulnerable to hackers.
Insecure practices refer to the storage, collection and removing of data. If proper safety measures are not adhered to, it could result in data exposure. Which could occur through the internet when computer folders have sensitive data that isn’t secure due to file sharing software.
The risks of data security can occur, but known how to prevent them can help with information security.
Why is more software not lamp based? (For non tech people that means backboned by Linux, Apache, Mysql and PHP.)
Will Drupal ever become as popular as Wordpress? (We could list CMS for days but the part that really matters is who needs what and where do they get the most benefit?)
Will medical innovations finally start to defeat cancer? (Several forms have promising research I am fascinated to find out where it goes.)
Is Information Security doomed? Countless companies seem content to do the bare minimum and just worry about damage control when a breach occurs.
The final one to me is what will be the next web innovator?
Should be an exciting year only about 45 more days until we start to answer some of these :)
Did I miss any? Please let me know in the comments.
Many of us use a CMS (Content Management System) whether it is Drupal or Wordpress the question is how secure is your solution? Where is it vulnerable and what are you doing to fix it?
Out of date security:
This is one of the easiest fixes check monthly for updates and if you have an older version install the latest.
these cannot be avoided , hackers will always look for an exploit or security weakness to attack the key is to be vigilant and use scanning tools, up to date security and a response plan to be ready for a malicious event.
These are vicious mythological creatures who want you off of their bridge. In all seriousness in the internet world they represent those who are motivated to leave less than flattering comments on your content by an outside agenda. Your spam filter should be ready to deal with them as well as spam.
What are you doing to mange your data and website security as well as your content? Let me know in the comments below.