Halo Technology Solutions is a consulting and Information Technology services company for businesses in San Diego since 2004. Our core services have been to help select, support and secure organizations’ technology infrastructures.
Technology used to be managed mostly in house, now most organizations are paying another company to manage their data with an array of hosted (or Cloud) services. Just because the responsibility of your data’s security has now been shifted to these providers, doesn’t mean the data is secured. External and internal data security breaches occur daily without anyone ever knowing. As data footprints increase, the ability to manage it and secure it requires a technology specialist with understanding and vision.
Today, as businesses’ acquire technology, it’s over a hybrid of infrastructure, devices, clouds and hosted platforms. Cross mingling devices, such as an infected home computer with your business phone, can expose secure data even if you have the best policies in place. A good defense would include a user policy, quality firewall, deleting unneeded data, data destruction and intrusion/antivirus/malware software. Are the people entrusted with your business’s data, doing their job to keep it secure? Data loss, intellectual property loss, recovery and legal fees can decimate a business’s prosperity. It’s not all about backups, it’s about planning, protection and recovery.
Information Data is our new currency and with no signs of slowing down, data is being generated at an unprecedented rate. Last year in the U.S., 552 million identities were stolen and companies lost over $80 billion due to data security breaches. If you’re in Finance, Healthcare, or work with Public , there is a commitment to protecting personal identifiable information.
Only 10% of I.T. budgets are spent on security and there’s also a price to be paid for overly complex systems. Helping businesses enforce a data security policy can sometimes be a difficult task. The correct solution takes a comprehensive plan.
It’s not a matter of ‘If’ but ‘When’ the outsourced data service that you are paying for has a problem. It is beyond frustrating when you can’t get personal attention or a straight answer. It can take decades of experience and sometimes knowing a few secret phone numbers to cut through the roadblocks and get results in a timely manner. We routinely move mountains for our clients when they need it most.
Contact Halo for a technology assessment at 619-302-5055 Toll Free: 877-HALO-911 or 877-425-6911