What is good security?
In our modern age, organisations are faced with an increasing number of security threats. When ignored, this can result in loss of client data, loss of trade secrets, data or computers being held ransom, services being taken offline not to mention costly reputational damage.
Whilst security software and hardware is evolving to protect data as it travels across hybrid systems, multiple users from different locations, and a diverse range of devices, good security continues to be defined by strong processes and practices. This means having your staff trained in basic security considerations relevant to their role, and having processes and practices in place that are both effective and likely to receive compliance.
Security issues usually arise as staff launch into new projects with unfamiliar tasks or websites. As security systems sweep for new threats, this can slow staff productivity. Balancing this need for efficiency and productivity without compromising the detail of security sweeps is important when deciding on the right system for your business.
Tackling security effectively means addressing a variety of important knowledge domains. Your network infrastructure should be set up in a way that minimises risks, you should have strong forensic and audit trails in place to help prevent and understand attacks, your on premise and cloud architecture should be resilient to attacks, you should meet or exceed basic compliance standards for your industry, and have business continuity plans in place to cover a range of possible outcomes.
- Ensure your data is secure whether your data is static or in transit.
- Utilise invisible and automated processes; this minimises the need for staff and allows them to work more productively and efficiently.
- Ensure staff are educated on security practices and why they’re important.
- Keep staff alert of common attacks with regular checks such as monthly fisching scam tests; this both protects your organisation from potentially costly attacks and provides data on system vulnerabilities.
- Engage third parties to find security gaps; fresh eyes can often identify easily overlooked issues.
Benefits from doing this well
- Increased trust from your clients and auditors, especially in industries that store sensitive information.
- Protection against both malicious and accidental breaches.
- A more resilient organisation able to weather a variety of events.
- Reduced risk of legal issues, data loss, or unexpected costs.
- More reliable staff better educated on personal and professional security practices.
- Optimised systems, which run faster and more reliably.
Thanks to its work across hybrid systems and a diverse portfolio of client businesses, OpusV are security experts when it comes to protecting data in transit and at rest across multiple devices.
Whether a business is looking for a system-wide upgrade or to address a specific vulnerability, our specialists assess security needs from a wholistic perspective. By first understanding an organisation’s goals and resources, we then develop tailored solutions to find or fix system vulnerabilities.
Our services include monitoring or auditing current systems, running regular simulation events, staff training, and upgrading existing systems.
Our own proprietary security products can also provide your organisation with the benefits of automated data defences. Our teams have developed a number of AI security products that automatically respond to various security attacks and can be further customised for your organisation’s specific needs.