Are you concerned about the security of your company data? If so, you are not alone. Studies show that 68 percent of business leaders believe that the threat of cyberattacks is rising.
Several factors could be causing this increased concern for data security, such as:
- Hackers and phishers are becoming more advanced.
- Emerging 5G technology increasing connectivity around the world
- The wave of remote workers has created whole new risk factors for businesses
The combination of these factors makes it easy to understand why more business leaders today are ready to invest in cybersecurity services.
Protecting company data, however, is more complex than many business leaders realize. For example, the terms information security and cybersecurity services are often used interchangeably, yet while there is some overlap in these two forms of data protection, the basic meaning of these two services is very different.
It’s important for business leaders to understand these differences to ensure they have the right protection for their organization.
Cybersecurity is perhaps the more popular term. This type of data protection focuses on protecting electronic data stored on various devices, computers, servers, and networks. It identifies and fights against attacks from both inside and outside the company.
Cybersecurity experts are tasked with finding security gaps, vulnerabilities, and errors within the company’s data storage devices and software, providing valuable risk assessments, and taking steps to keep the organization’s data safe from outside intruders.
Information Security Services
Information security, on the other hand, is the process of securing the location where the data is, whether it’s being physically or digitally stored.
For example, in an office setting, information security may involve ensuring employee paper records are securely stored in a locked filing cabinet or limiting access to the room where the company’s servers are stored.
Overall, information security focuses on managing the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data records.
Where Cybersecurity and Information Security Overlap
A little over a decade ago, the role of a cybersecurity expert and information security professional was quite distinct. While some overlap occurred, the role of security data and the equipment storing the data onsite was often separate from securing online data.
Today, however, the transition from paper to electronic files has blurred the role of cyber and information security professionals. Furthermore, this transition has occurred in nearly every industry and within businesses of all types of sizes.
Unfortunately, these blurred roles have led some companies to focus primarily on cybersecurity threats, since most, if not all, their data is stored in electronic form while sacrificing the security of its onsite data and equipment. One reason for this lack of protection is that not all cybersecurity experts are experienced in information security.
Get the Full Protection Your Organization Needs
It seems like every year a major data breach occurs:
- 2019: Alibaba cyberattack puts the 1.1 pieces of company data at risk
- 2020: Microsoft attack breaches the data of over 280 million users
- 2021: Records from 700 million LinkedIn users are posted on the dark web
While a breach of your company data may not affect hundreds of million users, your company may also not have the PR skills to recover from even a small attack. The reality is that just one data breach could destroy your organization’s reputation.
To protect your company’s data from all types of attacks, it’s crucial that you work with a company, such as Innovative Network Solutions Corp (INSC), that has experience with both information security and cybersecurity services. Our INSC techs will protect your company’s data online, on the cloud, or onsite as well as the equipment used to store and access this data, including servers, tablets, mobile phones, and laptops.
Contact Innovative Network Solutions today and find out how our cybersecurity services can keep your company data safe.