Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, business executives are thinking about future changes to their buildings for increased employee safety. Aside from social distancing, staggered operating shifts and temperature readers, facility managers are being told to make every door at the building envelope and within “touchless.” Not only do these entrances need to be hands-free, but they must also operate safely.
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We have long since passed the point when executive management had to be made aware of the need to establish and maintain a secure environment in the workplace. It is now universally understood that threats exist, and that organizations must take steps to reduce risk and create a safe space for personnel, students, visitors, customers and vendors.
What do hackers see when they look at many company’s IT networks? One word: opportunity. An opportunity to steal a company’s data, hold it ransom, sell it, exploit it, and cause financial and brand damage that some companies may never recover from.
Hackers are so good at what they do that it could be hours, days or even weeks before a company realizes that its data has been compromised.
Your organization is being threatened, and you may not be safe.
Risk prevention has always been a fundamental part of business planning and operations. And while the various forms of protection available have evolved over the years, the reality is that risk has evolved as well. Ultimately, your organization may be more vulnerable today than it ever has been.
No one wants to hear, “Our facility was breached,” yet physical breaches can and do happen. Whether it was hackers who took personal information from your corporate server, an employee who stole customer information, or valuable products stolen when a door was inadvertently left open, you are probably wondering what to do next.
There are many steps that will need to be taken, and an important one will be to ensure that your company still complies with any industry regulations. Most companies are required to adhere to regulations such as NERC for the electricity generation and distribution industry, HIPAA for medical records, FSMA for the national food supply, and PCI regulations that affect nearly every establishment that accepts credit cards or processes payment data.
We live in a digital age. This fact makes the data center one of the most critical infrastructures of our modern era. And because data centers house servers that store and manage all of our data (billions of exabytes), a breach of any kind would be devastating – not only to the center itself, but for the hundreds or even thousands of businesses that trust the data center for safe storage. That is why the implementation of effective security measures are so important.