HOW TO AVOID INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE
Protecting corporate cybersecurity is an obligatory requirement for any company, whatever its size, importance, or economic sector. To do so, several measures must be taken.
MONITORING: All too often, cybercrime shows its face when it is already too late to stop it. As a consequence, large organisations need to know exactly when is happening in the depths of their IT systems at all times.
ACCESS CONTROL: There are certain kinds of information that not all members of a company need to be able to access. In the case of a registered patent, for example, only the developers and researcher that are going to work with this material need to have access to it. Other members of the organisation don’t need to be able to access it in any way.
INFORMATION ISOLATION: Although the vast majority of organisations are connected to the Internet, and many work by sharing information on the cloud, there are certain kinds of information that need to be as isolated as possible. In the case of something as sensitive as a patent, it is always vital to do as much as possible to store it on isolated servers or, even better, somewhere with no kind of Internet connection. Any extra layer of security will help to keep the cybercriminals at bay.
The fact is that, when a company is the victim of cybercrime, there are certain kinds of information that, though sensitive, are not essential. For these kinds of companies, however, patents are the foundation for the business model of the whole company. Therefore, protecting these patents should be a priority in their corporate cybersecurity strategies.
We at GDX Group automatically monitor all processes running on a company’s system in real time and thus we are able to predict and stop incidents even before they happen.