A server is both a running instance of some software capable of accepting requests from clients, and the computer such a server runs on. Servers operate within a client-server architecture where “servers” are computer programs running to serve the requests of other programs, the “clients”. This may be to share data, information or hardware and software resources. Data security is extremely important in all these processes.
Risk Management leads the Way
Cyber criminals seem to be having a field day with the technological advancements of our times. Open network technologies are a major contributing factor in malevolent online activities because they enable quicker and flexible operations. This gradually throws the doors open to hackers and their ilk. Technology infrastructure has now developed enormously, such that it encompasses mobility, virtualization and cloud computing.
Businesses the world over have realized the importance of a robust data security architecture in the short years following the much-publicised data rupture of Target in 2013. But this is not true of companies across the board. More than being the result of a well-planned and co-ordinated response to their immediate need for security and data protection, many firms invest in this domain more as a knee-jerk reaction.