The very existence of the term, “Day Zero,” points to the uncompromising urgency of developing IT cyber safety and data security solutions that protect your company, enterprise, or operation from threats that remain unknown until they strike. Day Zero is the day you learn of a vulnerability, and, from that day forward, solutions or mitigations are devised to close off that vulnerability.

It is hard to believe, yet true, that most data security solutions still depend on responding to threats after they are identified. The state of the art is more like a rapid-reaction force than a perimeter of security. Yet the world is not hesitating to double-down on its reliance on wired and unwired networks that are prone to compromise and contamination from threats, both intentional and unintentional.

The Rush to Real Time

To achieve near-real-time situational awareness from the data on which they base their business, companies are moving toward software-defined infrastructure (SDI). Industry observers report that companies large and small rush to virtualize the architecture of their IT systems and data resources, often without planning the security measures that such platforms demand.

An adjunct faculty member of a major university’s applied intelligence program said, “The C-suite still has a significant lack of understanding of cybersecurity basics – the hygiene and the threats, the bad actors. And it’s after the fact, after they’ve been breached, that the board actually does something about it – and that’s true even in some of the largest companies.” The attack that scandalized Sony Pictures, destroyed much of its hardware, and “disappeared” large resources of data is just one dramatic example.

More and more, the executives who are charged with IT cyber safety and data security solutions are discovering that data compromise is like a West Coast earthquake: It’s not a matter of whether it will occur, but rather when it will occur.

The most widely overlooked sector of the security perimeter, it seems, is the physical part. The hundreds of data ports and connectors inherent in everyone’s computer data networks. Each one is an invitation to compromise. And the fact that major investments are being made in online security while leaving the protection of these ports and connections wide open, is cause for alarm.

How to Fill the Security Gap

The measures you can take to fill this void in your 360-degree defense are, fortunately, just as visible as the threat. The Connectivity Center offers you an array of USB port blockersnetwork port locksfiber optic module locks, and other devices that is always evolving, ahead of the threat. The Connectivity Center has assembled the most complete portfolio of products to defend your computer network ports from interference, infection, and compromise, either intentional or unintentional, based on a vast body of experience in North America, Europe, and abroad.