How to Use the dataglobal CS Digital Workplace to Effectively Protect Yourself Against Cyber Attacks
The move to a paperless and decentralized mobile office is no longer a Utopian idea and hasn’t been for a long time. Massive driving forces, such as the coronavirus pandemic, the desire to reduce their carbon footprint, to improve work-life balance and, not least, the potential for cost reductions resulting from fewer physical workplaces—all of these factors have motivated companies to allow their employees to work from home as well.
That is why the modern workplace needs to use a range of technologies that are also accessible on private external clients. Important company information is then effectively accessible from outside. This freedom involves enormous risks and also comes at a high price.
Nearly 90% of all Companies Are Affected by Cybercrime
Cyberattacks represent one of the largest threats to our country’s economy. According to a current Bitkom study, in 2021 cyberattacks were responsible for a loss of 223 billion euros in Germany alone. Almost 9 out of 10 companies in Germany have been affected. And the trend is rising steeply—losses due to extortion and system outages have risen by 358 percent since 2019, as reported by Bitkom in the 2021 management report on IT security. The main criminal methods used are malware, ransomware, spoofing, phishing, and DDos attacks, and, as already mentioned, the trend is rising.
Many of these attacks have common features. Along with technical weak spots, they also use users as their gateway. Unfortunately, this means that a suspicious or at least untrustworthy attachment might be inadvertently filed locally or even on the file server. Confidential information can be passed on to the wrong addresses or, in a reverse scenario, employees might trust an untrustworthy source. In short, the biggest risk is always exchanging or sharing data in a decentralized scenario.
Ensure Optimum Collaboration – With dataglobal CS
dataglobal CS software can make a significant contribution to supporting cybersecurity. This specific concept of the digital workplace supports users in sharing important content simply, and above all, securely, even beyond company boundaries and locations.
At the same time, dataglobal uses features like two-factor authentication to ensure that only the authorized recipient has access to information. Users can collaborate on documents while keeping the documents within the boundaries of the company. With 2FA authentication, dataglobal even goes a step further,enabling customers to carry out the identification check through an SMS service. This effectively rules out “man-in-the-middle attacks” on an insecure communication channel, such as email. The data owner sets the recipient’s level of access. Needless to say, you can set access levels for the entire company, regulating which content can be shared and which cannot be shared.
Regarding malware/ransomware attacks, dataglobal uses a wide range of measures to support IT and data security. The main aim here is to prevent harmful software from infiltrating the company and then opening back doors or even encrypting valuable data. dataglobal CS stores all documents, regardless of type, so that it is virtually impossible to run harmful code that has infiltrated the system.
Office documents (one of the most frequent sources of attack) are rendered in the dataglobal CS digital workplace as a PDF and can then be securely displayed on all devices (even private ones).
The seamless integration of Office Online means that the IT department can ensure that the latest security updates for Office are always available—entirely independent of the device used and its installed Office version.
The dataglobal CS web client can be physically separated from the dataset. This makes it impossible for a potential attacker to gain access to data even if they have control of the web server. On top of applying the usual security measures, DDos attacks can also be restricted by separating the Webclient and the server.
Find out now how you can best protect your company against the risks of cybercrime using dataglobal CS. Contact us today to request your customized free live demo today!
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