Securing Your Business: Data and File Protection in 2023


In 2017, the number of significant security breaches across the United States was 1,300 as compared to less than 200 in 2005, according to figures released by the Identity Theft Resource Center.
These numbers are illustrative of the nature of cyber security across the globe and the increasing threat to data security. It is no surprise that many organizations and even individuals are quickly embracing new ways to protect their data and files from cyber attacks. 

Securing Your Business: Data and File Protection in 2019

The steady rise in compromising activities that runs parallel with our increased digitization has created the need for stronger control measures to protect sensitive information.

The Necessity of Protecting Your Files

From the turn of the century, there have been a number of key cases that have cemented the importance of data and file protection. With the global economy now resting firmly in the realm of online data creation, data management, and data sharing, it is now extremely important to ensure the security of this information. 

Currently, file protection has rested on encryption and password protection. This has applied across the board when it comes to accessing data in external storage devices like external hard disks and even memory cards. 

However, advancements in this field have come up with newer data protection technologies such as cloud data protection, tokenization, data privacy management solutions, and application-level encryption to secure your information.     

The Birth of Self-destructing Computer Chips

One of the greatest concerns for organizations that have stored sensitive data is the possibility of physical theft of the storage unit. This would give an immense amount of time over which a perpetrator could access the data. See what happens to stolen personal data here.

However, this worry may soon be put to rest by the creation of self-destructing computer chips. These chips use a technology known as Disintegration upon stress-relief trigger, which allows remote triggering of an electric component to produce the amount of heat required to destroy the chip. 

This would effectively allow a data-owner to remotely ensure that data stolen could not be accessed by an unauthorized third party without the necessity of locating the chip itself.

The Gradual Shift to Hardware Authentication

Hardware authentication has come in to solve the problem of weak usernames and passwords that make it extremely easy for attackers to access sensitive information. To do this, the tech community has come up with the Core VPro Processor that combines different hardware components simultaneously for the purpose of user identity validation. 

This advancement will be doubly important in the internet of things where connectivity to the network depends on the connectivity rights of the device.  

Data and file security have become a big question in the last decade, a fact that will not change any time soon. As our lives become more and more digitized, the question of file protection will only increase in urgency and importance.