We often hear clients say their data is secure but when we ask, how do you know? They say because their website or server has a lock symbol on it, or it’s got encryption or SSL.
These all sound good and unfortunately many people leave their due diligence there, assuming whoever set it up knew what they were doing and their valuable & private data is safe from hackers.
The sad truth is most websites & servers are not secure. Placing little pictures of gold locks on pages is a classic trick we see a lot of.
To a hacker, your data looks like easy access goods on a supermarket shelf, there for the taking.
If you haven’t seen verified proof that your server is secure – and there are simple ways to prove this – then to a hacker, your data looks like easy access goods on a supermarket shelf, there for the taking.
As the custodian of your company or client data, don’t you have an obligation to be certain their data is secure?
In fact many companies & government departments do require proof of server security in addition to the server being hosted in Australia.
Anything less than the above (for Australian based organisations) means your data is waiting to be stolen.
This is especially critical with financial, company training, LMS, HR, payroll systems etc.
So next time someone asks you; is our data secure? Make sure you’ve done your due diligence and you know the answer with absolute certainty.
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