IS GROWTH IN DIGITAL DATA TRAFFIC A FAST-TRACK TO MORE CYBER ATTACKS?
June 20, 2018
Securing Sensitive Data in 2018
As organizations continue to expand their use of digital content, IT departments struggle to prevent and contend with breaches and cyber attacks across a scaling attack surface. Gone are the days when the simple act of identifying users was enough to secure the documents they handle; today, cyber attackers can easily penetrate almost any organization through the most standard digital transactions, including identity verification Know-Your-Customer (KYC) processes, online form applications, and attachment uploads.
Year after year, businesses continue to create new operational models and processes to effectively merge their physical and digital worlds. The digital transformation’s progression rate indicates that by 2020, companies will likely be coping with 10 times more actionable data than they are already grappling to manage and secure today. Standard cybersecurity defenses prove to be powerless in the face of continuous attempts to attack the growing digital touchpoints, and at this rate of increased digital content production and usage, the need for to secure incoming digital data has never been so acute.
The risks are real
The more digital touchpoints – the more potential breach points.
Multiple entry points, from email, web browsers and content platforms, to desktop, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, have created a broader attack surface for hackers. These entry points are used by attackers to launch file-borne zero-day and other forms of undisclosed cyber attacks that are continuously growing in volume, diversity, and sophistication, with devastating results.
Clients you know and believe you can trust may just pose the greatest risk to your organization, uploading potentially malware-borne files without their knowledge, while bypassing almost every security scan in your system. Since most unknown threats can easily penetrate sandbox and other standard defense systems, organizations in all industries are at high risk of falling prey to spear-phishing, ransomware, and many other forms of file-borne attacks, causing catastrophic financial and reputational damages even in the most heavily protected industries in the world.
What can be done to secure your digital content?
These attacks, carried out virtually undetected by hackers exploiting known users’ digital files and access, can and should be prevented throughout your digital touchpoint, with innovative data sanitization measures.
Your data security system needs to be armed with a solution that suits a wide variety of file exploit use-cases and be able to readily scale to handle future and evolving threats. Your KYC processes engineered for trusted identity verification should be integrated with file cleansers to disarm potential threats and ensure the digital content you create and receive is always secured, regardless of its handler’s identity or relationship to the company.
Votiro File Disarmer
The Votiro File Disarmer secures your entire organization across all channels of incoming files from zero-day exploits. The File Disarmer integrates seamlessly with your security ecosystem within minutes, automatically sanitizing every single incoming file in less than 1 second, allowing you to store, share, download or transfer files securely, via any platform.
A single solution for all channels within your organization, the File Disarmer secures your digital transformation by disarming emails, content collaboration platforms, web downloads, file transfers, and removable devices, automatically neutralizing potential exploits before they enter your network. Whether your files have been downloaded from the internet, received as email attachments, or inserted manually via removable media, the File Disarmer makes sure they are safe to open and use, while maintaining original content and functionalities fully intact.