Don’t Be A Security Statistic

by | Mar 15, 2021

Want to Avoid Becoming a Cybersecurity Statistic? Coviant Software Has a Solution

Ask yourself, what is today’s most traded commodity? Your first thought might have been oil or gold, or maybe something like wheat or pork bellies. All good guesses, but data is arguably the most sought-after commodity on the market. And there’s a lot of it. If you burned all the data created today alone onto DVDs then stacked them on top of each other, you could go to the moon… and back!

By some estimates, over 90% of the world’s data was created in the last two years alone. That pace will continue as the world becomes more connected, and much like oil, gold, wheat, and pork bellies, data is in huge demand. So what is the most significant difference? While commodities like oil, gold, wheat, and pork bellies are traded on open exchanges, data–perhaps data that was once stored on your organization’s servers–is sold on the dark web. Hackers do a brisk business selling financial data, intellectual property, login credentials, and other data that can be used to defraud both individuals and organizations. According to the research firm Statista, nearly 450 million exposed records in the United States in 2018.

The challenge with computer security is that your data is coveted by a global community of criminal hackers who have one goal: to find and steal vulnerable data. Hackers are relentless. That’s why, today more than ever, it is critical to “think like a hacker” when setting your organization’s security strategy. As the saying goes, you have to be right 100 percent of the time, but a hacker only needs to be right once. If you aren’t careful, it could be your company’s name that ends up in the papers.

Hackers like things to be easy and low-risk. The more complex the job, the more likely they’ll lose interest. An excellent cyber defense is about more than establishing a firewall and antivirus software. It requires excellent digital hygiene, software testing and patching, rigorous access controls, data backup and recovery, and a comprehensive file transfer and management program to minimize your risk of becoming a victim.

If you lack confidence in your file transfers, and especially if you’re managing sensitive or regulated data, you probably log off at night with an uneasy feeling, hoping you don’t log back in to find that something went awry. Have you stopped to think about solutions that could automate those file transfers simply and securely, giving you peace of mind and lifting the burden of concern? Coviant Software’s Diplomat Managed File Transfer (MFT) family of products automates, integrates, encrypts, and controls secure file transfer to any endpoint, putting you back in control of your file management program.

Too often, cybersecurity strategies focus on keeping adversaries outside of the network perimeter and protecting data at rest should a hacker ever slip through. But data has to move to be of value, which is why you can’t afford to overlook managed file transfer as a component of your data security strategy. Secure managed file transfer encrypts that data in transit to prevent it from being intercepted or falling into the wrong hands. Instead of relying on multiple home-grown scripts to manage workflows, MFT gives you the ability to secure and control your files centrally. Here are some ways MFT helps protect your sensitive and regulated data:

  • Alerting → job-status alerts quickly and effectively identify errors as they occur
  • Auditing → full audits on all file transfer and system configurations provide real-time monitoring and ensure regulatory compliance
  • Automation → automating manual processes significantly reduces the chance for human error while increasing operational efficiency
  • Customization → customizable workflow development creates breach response plans and extra layers of security if a failure occurs
  • Standard Secure Protocol → ensures data encryption (including in transit) while providing proper communication between internal systems and external networks

With lawsuits, financial penalties, negative company publicity, and business partners/clients’ loss in the balance, do you think you are doing enough to keep hackers away?

At Coviant, we work tirelessly to design and deliver the best possible secure, automated managed file transfer solutions that meet our customers’ needs. That’s why we’re proud to have earned Gold in the 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards in three categories:

  • Best File Transfer Product;
  • Best Healthcare Industry Solution; and,
  • Best Financial Services Industry Solution.

Interested in protecting your most valuable commodity with a tool that makes life simpler, more secure–and at a lower cost? Check out Diplomat Managed File Transfer for more information and download a free trial. Do not be another security breach statistic. Diplomat MFT from Coviant Software can help.


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