August 22, 2022

Why data security is vital

Businesses have been prompted by data protection legislation to handle data more responsibly and to invest more in effective cyber security solutions. In 2021, the average cost of a data breach was $4.24 million worldwide. Almost 80% of those polled in a recent survey said they felt they had no control over their online personal data.

Businesses in Kenya are at risk due to the increase in cybercrime, especially those that lack the necessary security tools that guard against cyberattacks. The majority of large enterprises allocate reasonable budgets for data and cyber security.

However, small and medium-sized businesses frequently underestimate the importance of data security. SEACOM Business offers various cyber security solutions to large enterprises in East Africa. These services help to protect digital information and prevent an array of cyber attacks.

Enhancing data security

Poor data security in Kenya is a result of a variety of factors. These are largely caused by outdated or legacy ITC infrastructure, a lack of understanding of data privacy, a lack of digital skills, and inadequate cyber security. Businesses run the risk of losing data or having data corrupted by malware if data security isn't taken seriously.

If effective cyber protection tools and policies are not in place, ransomware and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks can completely cripple an organisation. An automatic threat detection and response solution should be the first choice for businesses looking to improve data security.

Thanks to cutting-edge machine learning capabilities, cloud-based data security offers comprehensive protection. IT teams can deploy, monitor and manage their cyber security requirements more easily with the support of intelligent security from a centralised remote platform.

Data security through encryption

A critical element for data security is data encryption. It shields data from exposure to threat actors, protecting it from ransomware or other targeted attacks. These days, both system-level and user-level data protection require multi-layered encryption. Valuable digital assets will be kept safe from internal and external threats when device and user data are encrypted.

Advanced encryption tools are customisable with SEACOM Business. An alert will be sent to a specific person or team should encryption accidentally be disabled by a user or administrator. The encryption of business data across platforms makes this solution ideal for hybrid networks that operate both on-premises and in the cloud. Our solutions provide a user-friendly central console that makes deployment and management simple.

Improved data security with remote access control

Remote access control is another important element in improving data security. Even though encryption is essential, it doesn't offer complete data protection. Business networks are vulnerable to threat actors due to compromised credentials. The trend of working remotely seems to be here to stay. Businesses must be aware of who is accessing their networks and from what devices in order to maintain effective visibility.

Businesses can simply and effectively monitor users and devices with the assistance of SEACOM Business. The ability to instantly grant or deny data access can be done with just one click from a central console. We include automation in our security solutions for risk management and risk measurement.

When credentials are compromised, this security software responds instantly and automatically. The software will determine the proper course of action based on the level of danger and, for example, either destroy data when a device is stolen or simply quarantine data if there is a chance it can be recovered later.

SEACOM Business cyber security solutions

Your data is always fully protected thanks to the enterprise-grade cyber security services provided by SEACOM Business. To maintain regulatory compliance, this includes advanced level encryption, remote access control and automated reporting systems.

For enterprises in East Africa, SEACOM Business offers a variety of cyber security solutions. Our solutions are tailor-made for businesses with hundreds of employees. A holistic approach that includes data encryption and remote access control is required to improve data security.

Kenyan companies can protect their data with SEACOM Business security solutions, reducing the risk of a cyber attack and the costs involved. For more information or to get a quote for our various cyber security solutions, email us at marketing@seacom.com or leave us a message.


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