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How to Make Strong Hybrid Cyber Security Work

August 15, 2019

Very few organizations today carry out all their business on-site in a closed network environment with cloud solutions revolutionizing the way we all do business. Now organizations use a combination of both the cloud and local networks. Businesses have adopted hybrid systems and that now calls for hybrid cyber security.

Hybrid Cyber Security a Must for Organizations

Why companies use a hybrid IT infrastructure

The hybrid approach to IT infrastructure is used to make organizations more agile in their operations. It makes their important work documents accessible wherever employees are, and whatever device they are on.

Organizations are more flexible with hybrid solutions too, as they can distribute their workloads to different environments as they see fit.

There are a lot of benefits to this approach – but it equally calls for strong hybrid cyber security too. The old approach to cyber security of building strong perimeter defenses, does not make sense when your data is not centrally located in one place anymore.

Organizations cyber security needs to become equally as flexible and robust as organizations infrastructure.

How to ensure hybrid cyber security

So how can organizations ensure cyber security doesn’t become weaker when they adopt a hybrid approach?

First and foremost, organizations need to carefully consider the cloud solution partners they work with. Your security is only as strong as the weakest link. Organizations need to pick providers who are as serious about protecting their data as they are.

Global Data Sentinel’s cloud Security Ecosystem for organizations deliver the highest level of security and does so with ‘true zero-knowledge’ encryption. That means even though the cloud is delivered in partnership with Global Data Sentinel, we can never see your data, only you have access and visibility of it.

It’s the extensive use of encryption that is so important to the delivery of hybrid cyber security. The perimeter approach doesn’t work once your assets are scattered. Instead, every file, every asset and every piece of data needs its own independent and unique encryption. Wherever data is accessed, security protocols remain the same. The same checks and balances against access are carried out whether accessing data in the office locally, or at home or in another country on the cloud.

The same security demands are met, and the same level of tracking and reporting is carried out. Everything going on in your system, whether local or on the cloud is tracked and monitored for suspicious behavior. It’s a system that takes no chances with your data.

Hybrid cyber security is needed in a world where hybrid IT infrastructure is becoming the norm.