The Obvious is Overlooked as Complexity Explodes

To call the pursuit of data security solutions today a search would be an understatement. It is more like a stampede. An estimated $170 billion this year will go to various data security solutions, and the operative word here is “various.” The search proceeds in so many directions at the same time that it is more like an explosion.

At The Connectivity Center, our interest and expertise is devoted to the down-to-earth sector of your data security solutions – the thousands of physical points of access to your vital data network and information systems, the data ports that provide access to the system, and the connectors that make it a network. These ports and connectors have been the points of entry for some of the most historic, substantive cases of cyber-sabotage and infiltration. They are visible, tangible, within our reach every day – and yet they are the most widely unguarded part of your data security perimeter.

While the down-to-earth, tangible points of entry remain so vulnerable, it is astonishing that the search for data security solutions now extends to the cloud – and even beyond the cloud.

Beyond the Cloud

The urgency – and yes, the difficulty – of completing your data security solutions grew exponentially with the advent of cloud computing. According to the report of a survey of 10,000 C-level executives, conducted by the London-based global accounting firm PwC, more than a third of sensitive finance, operations, sales, and customer service functions are now in the cloud. Half of all IT services were delivered via cloud service providers in 2018.

It was obvious when companies moved computing to the cloud that their cybersecurity concerns became vastly more complex. With data no longer under a company’s own roof, the uncertainty of data security solutions grew even further from there. Companies and industries today are rushing to move workloads and applications to hybrid cloud platforms. In a hybrid cloud, sensitive data moves continually among private, third-party, and public cloud services. Firms and their clients and their suppliers are, in many cases, mingling data through the course of normal operations. The exposure to attacks and contamination, sinister and casual, grows exponentially, and the need for new layers of data security solutions is of course greater than ever before.

The idea that your data security solutions are assured in a hybrid cloud environment just by working a major cloud infrastructure provider is incorrect. Companies find that, instead, they have to adopt a model of shared responsibility with their cloud service providers. “Shared responsibility,” of course, is a concept highly suspect in management theory. “If everybody’s responsible, nobody’s responsible,” and yet it seems to be about the best theory the cloud environment can produce.

Configurations, access credentials, and procedures for intrusion detection must all be carefully coordinated on an ongoing basis in the hybrid cloud environment. Even with top-notch attention, it has proven to be vulnerable. Security firm RedLock reported that hackers used poorly secured access credentials to breach a Tesla cloud with cryptocurrency-mining software.

With their heads in the clouds, even the priciest cybersecurity experts are unlikely to offer breach-proof platforms. Our mission, at The Connectivity Center, is to assure you of a higher standard of security for the down-to-earth part of the cybersecurity perimeter, your data ports and connectors

Data Security Solutions You Can See

The estimated $170 billion spent annually on cybersecurity goes almost entirely to software and online solutions, while data ports and network connections – the visible, physical points of access to your vital data and information systems – are wide open. The invisible exposures receive all the attention, while ignoring billions of places where malware, spyware, viruses, and all manner of contamination can gain access.

The utter vulnerability of these visible points of access is not just theoretical. Far from it. Two of the most successful examples of cyber-sabotage and cyber-espionage were introduced through anonymous flash drives simply scattered in parking lots. Even the most trusted, best-trained associates don’t hesitate to use a “found thumb drive,” as research studies further prove. Protection for our ports and connectors, while often overlooked, are not optional. They constitute a vital sector of your overall cybersecurity perimeter today.

At The Connectivity Center, we offer every day an extensive array of devices for securing those ports and connectors, and thus completing your cybersecurity solutions. Among those solutions is our Smart Keeper collection of computer and laptop security devices. In addition to securing your USB ports and network connections, our Link Lock connectors and the Link Lock Hub also lock your devices so that they cannot be removed without authorized access.

The Connectivity Center offers hundreds of other data security solutions, including a variety of locking 4K high-speed cables and two kinds of keys for unlocking them, the Enterprise and Professional series of the Smart Keeper USB Port Lock Key. The Professional Series key from The Connectivity Center offers even more. You get effective control for reaching port locks in confined spaces from 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. Key patterns are strictly controlled, yet you can order duplicate keys to suit your own security authorization structure.

The comprehensive collection of computer security devices we offer you from The Connectivity Center have been carefully curated from our unique perspective and experience. The quality, variety, value, and versatility that result from that experience are at your service from The Connectivity Center.

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