Cyber Security in 2023 – Data Security and Outsourcing IT services.

Jan 2023 / robert_spaculus

Cyber Security in 2023 – Data Security and Outsourcing IT services.

When it comes to IT outsourcing, one of the top concerns for many businesses is how to protect their confidential data. After all, outsourcing involves sharing sensitive information with an external provider, which can be a risky proposition. However, with the right precautions in place, it is possible to ensure that your data remains secure and confidential even when working with an outsourcing partner.

So, what are the key areas to protect when it comes to confidential data? Here are a few examples:

  • Financial data: This includes sensitive information such as credit card numbers, bank account details, and financial records.
  • Personal data: This includes personal information such as names, addresses, and social security numbers.
  • Intellectual property: This includes proprietary information such as trade secrets, patents, and trademarks.
  • Business data: This includes information such as customer lists, marketing plans, and business strategy.

Now that we’ve covered the key areas to protect, let’s talk about how actually to protect your confidential data when outsourcing. Here are a few best practices to consider:

  • Use encryption: Encrypting your data is one of the most effective ways to protect it from unauthorized access. This can be especially important when transferring data over the internet or storing it on a cloud server.
  • Use secure file-sharing tools: A variety of tools allow you to share files with your outsourcing partner securely. These tools often use encryption and other security measures to protect your data.
  • Use a secure communication channel: When communicating with your outsourcing partner, it’s important to use a secure channel such as a virtual private network (VPN) or encrypted email.
  • Use strong passwords: Make sure to use strong, unique passwords for all of your accounts and systems. This will help prevent unauthorized access to your data.
  • Implement disaster recovery protocols: In the event of a disaster, it’s important to have a plan in place to recover your data. This can include backup systems, redundant servers, and other measures.

Now that we’ve covered some general best practices for protecting confidential data let’s talk about how Spaculus Software takes care of confidential data and how we protect our clients’ data. As an ISO 27001-certified company, Spaculus Software has implemented a range of measures to ensure that our clients’ data remains secure and confidential. This includes encryption, secure file-sharing tools, and secure communication channels. In addition, Spaculus Software has implemented disaster recovery protocols to ensure that our clients’ data can be recovered in the event of a disaster.

Here are a few references to studies and articles that support the benefits of having ISO 27001 certification:

  • According to a survey conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC), companies with ISO 27001 certification were found to be more likely to have robust cybersecurity practices in place, including regular security testing, employee training, and incident response plans.
  • A study published in the Journal of Information Security and Applications found that companies with ISO 27001 certification were better able to protect their confidential data and were more likely to have strong data governance practices.
  • An article in Forbes magazine cites a survey by KPMG in which 86% of executives at companies with ISO 27001 certification reported that the standard had helped them improve their cybersecurity posture.

By having ISO 27001 certification, Spaculus Software has implemented best practices for protecting confidential data, and we take cybersecurity seriously. This helps our clients feel more confident in our ability to handle their sensitive information and can help build trust in our partnership.

One of our clients was initially hesitant to outsource their IT development project due to concerns about their client’s confidential data being leaked. We had a series of meetings with them to explain how we have implemented ISO 27001 protocols and disaster recovery methods at Spauclus Software to protect confidential data. By demonstrating our commitment to security and reliability, we gained their trust and convinced them to work with us. As a result, we have successfully partnered with this client for the past two years.

In conclusion, cybersecurity is an important consideration when outsourcing IT services. By taking the necessary precautions and working with a reputable and trustworthy partner like Spaculus Software, you can protect your confidential data and enjoy all the benefits of IT outsourcing. With ISO 27001 certification, we offer you added peace of mind and help you trust that your data, software, and intellectual property is in good hands.

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