Guide of Cybersecurity: how to choose a reliable service to keep your data safe

Choosing a cybersecurity provider that you can trust is the first step for securing your data. Here are a few tips to help you in the process.

Jul 5, 2022

Cybersecurity is not just a word for tech enthusiasts. Every company is looking into how to become safe havens for their data. Especially during the pandemic, we have seen cyberattacks soar. Ransomware, for example, grew 64 per cent between August 2020 and July 2021. Data is exploding, and as technology evolves, the need to encrypt databases is not disappearing, especially with new regulations like GDPR.

The cost of data leaks is rising, and it goes way beyond the amount they'd spend paying large cryptocurrency ransoms. Most importantly, they cost companies their reputations.

Studies have shown that people will stop buying from your company and trusting your expertise if they believe you have low protection or if you have been breached. A Zoho research, for example, showed that 48% of consumers would stop buying from a company if they found out it had suffered a cyberattack before. Why? In case of a data leak, the most common question is why couldn't they do a better job protecting their databases? People assume that the error for the cyber attack happening is on the victim, usually a company that could have done a better job.

A ReputationUs study, released during Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2019, and still relevant to this day, asked consumers who they believed was to blame if a company was hacked. A surprising 46% of them said the corporations are responsible, compared to 54% who replied the hackers were responsible. And this shows how important it is for enterprises to properly secure their data.

 

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An effective cybersecurity strategy should be part of the company culture. Here's a quick guide on the first steps to implementing a safer corporate environment for your data: 

 

Protect yourself

Data is valuable and should be protected just like any other significant asset. Of course, there are several ways you can help your company bring better cybersecurity, from basic tools to more advanced ones. Still, as the sector expands and even the threats become more complex and evolve, companies need to start thinking about bringing in external help. That is, taking the next step and choosing a reliable cybersecurity service.

 

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Find the professionals

When choosing your provider, it is essential to find a company you can trust. The good thing about cybersecurity is that it feels like a small town of sorts sometimes. If you want to know about good providers, talk to your peers, ask for recommendations, and go to fairs and events to get to know the companies and latest technologies people are relying on.

 

Customer service is important

Sometimes we are wooed by a good sales team, but once the contract is signed, it is all about customer service. And when you fear your data has leaked or may be in danger of a leak, you need to have an around-the-clock service that is fast, accessible, and effective.

 

Check performance

Whatever it is they offer you in terms of cybersecurity, it needs to perform well, and it needs to be able to protect data while you work. One of the hardest things about tech, especially cybersecurity solutions, is being extremely powerful while not seeming like it is there. Meaning: the solutions need to work with you and your amount of data without slowing down or hindering your company's day-to-day operations. Is that product capable of doing that? Check, double-check, ask for a beta test and evaluate thoroughly before committing.

Most businesses can't afford to choose between performance and security, and with the right technology, you don't have to.

At Vaultree we process fully encrypted data without compromising performance whilst using your existing tech stack and databases. No matter the use case. No need to be a cryptographer. Just plug, play, and protect your data in the safest zero-trust environment you've ever seen.

Request a free demo, and see for yourself.