Data Security: How safe is your data communication network?
We’re all aware of the prevalence of hacks to data security in Australia. It’s rare that a week will go past without some media release alerting us to a breach in some of our leading companies.
With the increasing use (and blatant abuse) of tech and internet information, the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks has grown rapidly, with frightening risks to Australian businesses and infrastructure.
We all know that datacomms play a vital role in business, but with this comes the very real risk of data breaches. Faraday Group can sure-up your business’s data platforms to minimise risk of hacking or malware contamination.
Understanding the basics of Data Communications
Simply put, datacomms transmit and receive data between two or more devices, these can include:
- Wi-Fi, or
- Optical fibres.
It involves the exchange of information (text, images, videos, and other digital content). In terms of data security, your datacomms set-up is the primary safeguard in ensuring the secure transmission of your data.
A highly important safeguard for secure datacomms is the use of encryption. Data is encoded in such a way that only an authorised party (or parties) can access and decipher it. Algorithms and keys scramble the original content, making it unreadable to anyone who doesn’t have the key to decrypt it. By encrypting comms, you protect sensitive information from being intercepted or accessed by rogue parties.
Another important tool is utilising secure networks. A secure network means that data is transmitted through protected channels, reducing the risk of interception and/or tampering. Firewalls and virtual private networks (VPNs) are both examples of this type of security measure.
As we become more and more aware of increasing security abuses in Australia, businesses are looking to experts in the data communication security field and Faraday Group is one of Australia’s most well-respected datacomms security companies and are leaders in the latest security protocols and systems.
Data Communication that supports Australian Data Security
Australian businesses are, understandably, prioritising data security upgrades, and for good reason. Data security plays a huge role in ensuring the safe transfer of communication and information, and the increase in data breaches worldwide can’t be ignored. Here are some examples of security measures your business might consider, if they’re not already in place.
Example 1: The use of secure email systems. Australian businesses are increasingly relying on encrypted email platforms to protect information during transmission. These platforms use encryption algorithms to scramble the content of emails, ensuring that only authorised recipients can decipher the information.
Example 2: The adoption of secure cloud storage solutions. Again, these platforms encrypt data before it is stored in the cloud, making it inaccessible to unauthorised individuals. Additionally, they implement multi-factor authentication and regular security audits to ensure the integrity of the stored data.
Example 3: Additionally, the use of secure file transfer protocols (SFTP) is common in the Australian market. SFTP is a secure method for transferring files over a network, using encryption and authentication mechanisms to protect data during transmission.
With increasing cases of hacking and data breaches widely publicised both in Australia and worldwide, it’s important that the data security team you choose has the knowledge and expertise to support your business, onshore and offshore. Faraday Group is the perfect choice for all your data security needs.