When you think about your company’s security, what comes to
mind? Is it your server operating systems? In today’s world of
sophisticated hackers, ever-evolving threats, and breaches, you need
more layers of security for prevention and detection.
Breaches are on the rise. Attackers are targeting identity
as the top entry point into an organization’s network.
Major corporations and government agencies have
been publicly criticized for failing to prevent attacks. Past
hacks on business large and small have exposed sensitive
customer and employee information, including Social
security numbers and payment information.
Hackers are in control. The bad actors have more time
on their hands to attack you than you do to defend
against them. A hacker can gain access because of vendor
vulnerabilities or because you didn’t do enough to protect
your company. Let’s face it: Often hackers have more time
to innovate than you do.
Modern IT is changing quickly. Hybrid environments
and technology innovation can make it difficult to keep
Virtual machines (VMs) can be difficult to protect, and
server imprints are often too big for many needs.
The moment a VM is stolen, it’s worthless
Virtual machines (VMs) offer many benefits, including greater flexibility and cost savings.
They also have unique security vulnerabilities. A VM is essentially a file—which means stealing it is as easy as copying it.
An attacker could steal your VM without leaving any signs they were there.
So how do you protect your data? Begin by securing your data onsite.
Don’t allow anyone to remove your VM from the
premises via a USB drive or other physical media.
Second, ensure your data will be worthless if it is stolen.