Enhancing Data Center Security Standards
When looking at the recent news surrounding technology vulnerabilities, you’ll notice the headlines are mired with announcements ranging from intrusions, to data breaches as well as an increase in cyber-crime-related incidents. The future of IT is extremely promising but it is also rife with hazards and the increasing threat of fraud and crime. To protect corporate and customer data – as well as to meet the current and evolving security and regulatory compliance demands of transacting in today’s and tomorrow’s business environments – you must ensure that your data center is up to par with the requisite requirements.
Evolving Threats and Evolving Standards
Recent cyber crime and corporate accounting fraud are the two driving elements behind the current focus on security and regulatory compliance. Legislation and measures exist to enforce corporate governance and IT oversight in areas such as data privacy/security, control mechanisms and infrastructure process optimization – to minimize both the occurrences of breaches and compromises, as well as identifying material weaknesses in financial reporting. As the cloud and related advancements continue to spur innovations in domains like software development/delivery, cyber criminals – augmented by the same technologies – will, in turn, become craftier in their intrusion methods.
IT security has also raised the bar for intrusion detection/protection solutions, firewalls and network monitoring devices in line with the ongoing rise in cyber threats. The latest systems are capable of advanced anomaly detection and predictive analysis. Firms with older or more rudimentary security configurations will find themselves exposed and easy targets for attack.
Comprehensive Data Center Security for Tomorrow’s IT
Expedient’s approach to data center security covers everything from infrastructure to compliance issues to general best practices. Each facility is a completely controlled environment that is protected by multiple mantraps, a security system with employee only keycard entry and biometric hand scanning, and secure cameras with motion detection and recording to ensure that the best physical security mechanisms are in place. Additionally, technical staff is on-hand 24x7x365 and in close proximity to the data center floor.
In terms of infrastructure, Expedient teams with industry leaders to architect managed services platforms and leverages multiple Tier 1 network providers to ensure that best-in-breed security is in place. And with expertise in managed, network protection, firewalls, disaster recovery and more, Expedient’s data center offerings satisfy the security requirements of doing business in today’s high-risk environments. Regarding compliance concerns, Expedient’s data centers complement a variety of industry and government regulations and measures including HIPAA, PCI DSS,SOX and Graham Leach Bliley, supported by third-party SSAE 18/SOC attestation reports. For additional information, please read more about Expedient’s data centers.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Rosenson is responsible for overseeing organizational functions that drive growth at Expedient. Jon additionally acts as an external spokesperson conveying the Expedient story. Follow him on Twitter.