MILAN – What would you do if you lost all your documents, emails, customer contacts and sensitive information from your employees? Cases of data loss or theft are more frequent than you think! For this reason, World Backup Day is celebrated on March 31st and, more than ever on this day, it is important to pay attention to information security and the protection of our online information.
Companies in particular cannot afford to neglect their security and backup strategies and policies, as the loss of sensitive files and information can compromise productivity and generate high costs. It is therefore essential to minimize the risks, especially in the current scenario where cyber attacks are growing exponentially and smart working is now on the agenda.
Cyber attacks increasingly targeted at data theft
dynabook is at the forefront of defending its users wherever they are thanks to the adoption of a “security by design” approach and the offer of integrated solutions such as dynabook Mobile Zero Client (DMZC), the innovative cloud solution that makes available the data through a virtual desktop infrastructure, offering maximum levels of security, mobility and management.
The number of cyber attacks perpetrated against companies is growing exponentially, with ever new and emerging threats and, according to the latest data of the Observatories of the Politecnico di Milano, in 83% of cases the primary purpose of the attacks is scams such as phishing and compromised business emails that aim to take corporate data. The main targets are email accounts (91%) and social media (68%), followed by e-commerce portals (57%) and websites (52%) and in the next three years, businesses expect hackers to concentrate on mobile devices (57%) exploiting the vulnerabilities of remote work and the growing mobility of professionals in the digital age.
This rapid evolution of the methods of attack and work makes it more complicated for Italian companies to adapt their strategies and tools to contrast and prevent risks. To protect data and networks from hackers, IT decision makers should therefore increase investments in complete and more innovative security infrastructures, such as Cloud Security and protection in the Mobile and IoT area.
Furthermore, since the human factor represents an additional aspect of vulnerability and the first line of corporate defense, between distraction and poor awareness of employees, obsolete or heterogeneous IT systems and updates and patches not carried out regularly, to minimize the risk, companies should implement plans. concrete and constant staff training.
Rely on the Cloud without giving up on security
dynabook develops business solutions that guarantee a high level of IT security. dynabook Mobile Zero Client (DMZC) is, in fact, a cloud-based solution for virtual desktops that offers high protection to the entire network as well as to employees and individual devices. The data is stored centrally on the cloud or server and exchanged digitally: it is no longer necessary to save it on the local hard disk of the notebook, thus eliminating a potential attack surface for hackers. DMZC also supports all major VDI solutions, such as Citrix and VMware, simplifying their installation and integration into existing IT infrastructures.
This solution offers numerous advantages, including low installation costs, greater security and higher return on investment, but above all it guarantees protection against data theft: without local storage unit or support for USB drive, hackers cannot introduce malware. The additional boot control authentication also allows you to turn off lost or stolen drives. Finally, with BIOS and proprietary UEFI interface, dynabook has the necessary skills to write secure firmware for the DMZC solution and reduce the functionality of the devices to avoid security risks and allow professionals to work on the move and remotely without ever violating policies business.
«For companies, making regular backups is no longer enough. Above all today, with the widespread adoption of smart working and in a landscape of constantly growing cyber attacks, organizations must put the security of their assets, their employees and stakeholders first. That's why they cannot do without adopting a Zero Client solution, “he comments Massimo Arioli, Business Unit Director Italy, Dynabook Europe GmbH.