Gone are the days when for something to be stolen by a thief, they had to be physically present at the location and then literally cart away any and all things that they might have robbed their victims of. We have left the Stone Age long ago and in this computer age, there is a different kind of threat that faces not only individuals but also, organizations at large ad that is the theft of data. Stealing data from an organization’s network can only occur when someone (usually a hacker) gains unauthorized access to the database and files of the company in question and steals a lot of sensitive information which includes but are not limited to social security number, credit card details, name, date of birth, medical details and so on, an occurrence best known in the world of computing a data reach. While we would not be getting into the amount of malicious things that these people could do with this kind of information at their disposal, it is better to at this point, actually look at the various ways in which data breach can be eliminated and fought against, one of the most viable of such methods being embracing the concept of network computing which can then extend into cloud support and cloud services support likewise.
For those that might be wondering, network computing is, simply as the name implies, the connection of various sets of computer units to a single network over which they can co-exist in the same sphere and share data, information and other packages all within themselves instead of depending on individual external servers. One of the best advantages of computers in network computing setup is that each computer in the network is just like a small cog in the wheel and by itself, cannot do a lot of damage to the entire system. That being gotten out of the way, how then computer network support be a sure spot when it comes to preventing data breaches?
Hackers love to attack the whole network as a whole so that they would be able to get the maximum data possible but with computer network support, this would not be possible as the hub would easily identify unauthorized access to the central network, given that such a device would not have the same administrative rights as had been given to the others on the system. In the case that the computer support is extended into cloud services support, this would create a safer path for participants to download and share data and files securely on a closed channel which is like a closed loop to the outside and would be impenetrable for any unauthorized party.
Looking at it from another angle, cloud support provides one of the easiest and neatest ways to automate security and shred files as at when they are not needed. This would make sure that sensitive data are not kept in the system for longer than they are needed and the automation would ensure that every access into and out of the system passes through the due process.
In conclusion, computer support dictates that not everyone on the network would have equal access to some bits of information and since it would be easier to track data breach that way, the network could easily be shit down from another system in the hub which would result in little or no loss of data at all as compared to having the bulk of information in just one place.
Storage has left what we used to know it as and protecting data just got more serious. Sometimes, the little ways like this with proper planning make the most difference.