Day-by-day, challenge-after-challenge - businesses are recognising that survival depends on digitisation. Despite the countless benefits offered by computerised operations, it is important that every firm prioritises cyber security. Logistics companies are being targeted by various entities attempting to capture data, take their system down or demand a ransom.
Day-by-day, challenge-after-challenge – businesses are recognising that survival depends on digitisation. Despite the countless benefits offered by computerised operations, it is important that every firm prioritises cyber security. Logistics companies are being targeted by various entities attempting to capture data, take their system down or demand a ransom.
A single shipment may contain enough information for those with malicious intent to discredit your company or cause problems for your customers. To coincide with Cyber Security Awareness Month, this week’s blog will outline the correct methods of managing your data to ensure its online safety.
An on-premise system is the more commonly used, albeit somewhat archaic process of storing data. As your servers would be physically located in your office – there is always the potential of a network failure, therefore you will have to construct a backup/recovery infrastructure to salvage the data. The management and maintenance of your network is up to you, unless you decide to outsource support.
When opting for this in-house approach, it’s important to understand that significant investment will be required. Besides the importance of a fail safe contingency – the responsibility for the server’s online security falls upon your shoulders. There is also the added expense of system upgrades, cooling equipment, and power delivery tools – all of which require an abundance of electricity to sustain.
Unlike cloud-based data centres, which come with dedicated security personnel and are built specifically to withstand acts of nature, it is highly likely that your office is more susceptible to break-ins and weather (e.g. floods). These pose significant threats to your servers containing data.
With a cloud-based TMS software professionals are responsible for your data’s security. There is no need for the buyer to set-up a hot site, back-up processes or put in extensive internet security software.
Storing your files on-premises feels subconsciously “safer” due to the physical proximity of the data, therefore it is natural to speculate how safe critical business information is when on a cloud-based server. This, however, is a psychological quirk – as it is actually statistically safer to opt for cloud storage. With TrackTrans, you can rest easy knowing that our cyber security measures are of the highest quality. Advanced anti-virus software and regular testing protocol helps ensure that your system remains secure to even the most advanced of hackers.
The simple fact that the data isn’t physically held at your office can actually reinforce the security of your digital infrastructure. When stored at remote data centre, your information is unreachable to hackers or employees with bad intentions – thus lessening the odds of a data breach.
With state-of-the-art equipment, and a team of experts constantly maintaining your servers – costs are cut and your processes are streamlined significantly. As economic disruptions force more job operations to move online, having your files stored permanently on the cloud also situates you firmly ahead of the game.
From security to cost to speed – migrating to TrackTrans’ cloud-based TMS will enable you to focus your resources on higher value business driven projects. TrackTrans have been recognised by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), having received both ISO27001 and ISO900. These certifications allow you to relax knowing that your data is safe hands.
Besides enhancing digital safety, our software helps strengthen communication with customers/drivers and eliminates your need for spreadsheets – all for a monthly cost scalable to your business. Give TrackTrans a try today!