As mentioned earlier, ROBUST louvred products are perfect for securing server rooms – allowing ventilation whilst providing a barrier to entry. But a layered approach should be taken to security. Installing security cameras focused on the door, using access control to prevent unauthorised access to the room and fitting alarms to the door are all great ways of preventing people physically tampering with servers.
Preventing cyber security breaches tends to be trickier to manage. A BBC News report found that cybercrime is rising – with 55% of businesses reporting an attack in 2019, compared to 40% in 2018. This comes as criminals become increasingly sophisticated, with attacks now coming in various forms – phishing, ransomware and viruses. Often, the motive behind phishing and viruses is to just disrupt normal business operations, with no clear gain for the hacker. However, the goal with ransomware is to financial gain. An attacker will hold the company to ransom by stealing data and demanding money to release it. With data now considered the world’s most valuable asset, it isn’t cheap to have released.
Just like physical security, a layered approach is best for cyber security. Firstly, it is vital that all systems are up to date. Windows regularly update their services to provide “patches” over possible security flaws. A high-quality anti-virus package should then be installed, which will flag up potential flaws and fix them. It is then advised that colleagues keep complicated passwords and change them frequently. Finally – and possibly the most invaluable prevention method – is education. All employees should be well trained on what to look out for. Not clicking links in emails or opening attachments in emails you aren’t expecting, or how to report untrustworthy emails.