An Ongoing Quest
Just one form of predatory cyber-attack – ransomware – is said to have affected 47% of U.S. businesses since 2013. The experience of having to pay to get your business back from a hacker is one that no executive will ever forget, and just the threat of it is enough to add further fuel to the growth of the $170 billion annual expense of cybersecurity. No wonder the search for the best computer security measures is so intense and constant.
This is barely the beginning. The forms of attack and contamination that threaten the digital networks and information systems that make life, work, and progress possible are many. The threats grow and mutate constantly. When we view them as crime, they represent the greatest breakthrough crime has ever seen – they can be perpetrated remotely and invisibly. When we view cybersecurity threats as warfare, they represent the most rapidly escalating arms race the world has ever seen. Achieving the best computer security is among the highest priorities for responsible enterprises and operations of every kind, because cyber-attacks have been called “The Perfect Weapon.”
Cyber defense is a life skill for businesses. A key learning in that skill, unfortunately, is that the quest for the best computer security will likely never end. As brilliant as any solution might be, there is someone, somewhere, applying impressive skills to overcome that defense constantly. A further complication is that no single solution seems ever to be sufficient. The skill of cyber defense incudes the realization that it is like setting a defense perimeter that is no stronger than its weakest link. Where that simple analogy falls short is that – unlike physical defense perimeters – the best computer security perimeter must be more than three-dimensional.
Intentional, pernicious attacks are only part of the threat that the best computer security must neutralize. Historic events and research studies demonstrate decisively that casual contamination from associates within an organization is an even more broad-based source of viruses, malware, and any form of corruption that’s carried in the cloud. Whenever an associate plugs in her mobile device, or syncs his contacts with his computer at work, they open the workplace digital network to anything their mobile device has picked up from the Web.
Even seemingly obvious breaches, such as using a found flash drive at work, are thoughtlessly incurred. No amount of training or degree of indoctrination seems sufficient to prevent this, as research studies among secure, professional defense agencies in the U.S. and abroad have shown. How can we achieve the best computer security in an environment such as this?
A Vital Step Toward the Best Computer Security
One answer that is strangely overlooked is to secure the physical points of access to your data networks and information systems. The visible, physical openings are wide open in the vast majority of cases. USB ports and cable connectors are open to “improvisation” in most systems, and this is an invitation to attacks, contaminations, and disruptions of every kind.
The fact that this physical sector of the cyber-defense perimeter – essential to the best computer security – remains unguarded is so puzzling that we risk sounding preachy on the subject. Our description of “the open front door” of cybersecurity is one we hope has not grown tiresome, because the need for that reminder appears to be just as vitally necessary as ever. Most data ports and cable connectors today remain unsecured. The gap is remarkable, even astounding, in light of all the ingenuity applied to cyber defense software and programs that merely respond to incursions rather than prevent them. Taking the front door analogy into detail, it is as if a homeowner installed every sophisticated electronic security apparatus – from motion detectors to door-bell cameras, to remote mobile monitoring and control, and yet left the door wide open.
Though we do what we can to spread the word, it appears that the availability of port locks and secured cable connectors, for example, is not even widely known. This is a situation that must be addressed if the businesses, services and utilities, and intelligence and defense operations on which we all depend are to achieve the best computer security.
Home of the Physical Cybersecurity Answers
With experience and perspective that extends through all the evolutions of computer access, the geometric growth of getting computing power in the hands of most everyone, The Connectivity Center made it its mission to provide the best computer security products that protect the ports and connectors that guard the physical points of entry that turn computers into data networks and information systems. An example of the resources you can depend on us to provide is our Smart Keeper collection of computer and laptop security devices. They protect the vital data network connections that empower your information systems and still permit the controlled access that moves your enterprise forward day after day.
Our Link Lock connectors, the Link Lock Hub, and a variety of locking 4K high-speed cables secure ubiquitous USB ports and network connections and also lock your devices so that they cannot be removed without authorized access. For unlocking them, we offer two kinds of keys, the Enterprise and Professional series of the Smart Keeper USB Port Lock Key.
The Professional Series provides effective control to reach port locks in confined spaces. Key patterns are strictly controlled, yet you can order duplicate keys to suit your own security authorization structure. As a convenient and efficient option, the Professional Series key offers you an ergonomic, retractable housing with anti-static rubber grip, LED light for low visibility work areas, and dual-retractors – main and peripheral – for access to any angle of installation.Securing the open front door of cyber-security – the physical points of access – is what we do at The Connectivity Center. Here you’ll find a vast, expertly curated collection of devices to complete that complex perimeter of cyber defense, the physical points of access to your system, and the secure retention of the devices themselves. The quality, variety, value, and versatility that result from our experience are at your service.
Let’s get acquainted and go to work.