Get Physical with Cybersecurity
Corporate executives’ approach to cybersecurity is like forgetting about Newtonian physics when we began to learn about the quantum field or focusing on a proliferation of string theories while forgetting that apples fall down. When it comes to developing the best cybersecurity products and measures for businesses, industries, defense, government, and enterprises of every kind, the majority of the attention goes to online measures. In most cases, the obvious, physical points of access into your data and information systems are simply left unguarded.
A certain amount of that focus on the online threat is understandable, because online is the route of attack for hackers, viruses, and many organized assaults. But when all the cyber-defense attention goes online, it’s like securing every window and leaving the front door open. Your actual data ports and connectors are that front door – in full view and within easy reach of dozens, if not hundreds, of people every day, and integrated into their workstyles and patterns of normal behavior. In practical fact, the best cybersecurity products for you to consider include physical measures to control access. Ports and connectors are so much a part of daily routine that research and practical experience both show that employees, associates, and even highly trained operatives don’t hesitate to plug in a found thumb drive, or to sync their smartphone at work.
In fact, some of the most historic, devastating cyberattacks have been made using anonymous flash drives, scattered in parking lots. The truth fits neither our image of tuxedo-wearing spies nor our expectation of cyber savants with tape on their eyeglasses, hunched over elaborate digital arrays. But it’s the way some of the most impactful, memorable attacks have been accomplished, which is reason enough to consider carefully whether the best cybersecurity products for your protection should begin with actual devices that secure access.
Although the exposure is vast, intentional attacks might be the lesser of our worries. Casual, unintentional contamination of data systems has so many more “operatives.” Innocent associates who can’t imagine that their infected thumb drive or smart phone are cyberthreats can do just as much damage accidentally as the most pernicious, planned attack. The found-flash-drive cases prove that associates can even take the role of unwitting accomplices.
It’s ironic then, that when PC Magazine wrote about the “World’s Strangest Computer Security Products” they were writing about actual devices you can hold in your hand, as if “real” were unusual. In fact, these devices might very well be your best cybersecurity products after all. What’s so strange about locking the front door?
The Connectivity Center grew alongside this threat, and just as rapidly. Today, you can find here the best cybersecurity products for the physical sector of the security perimeter. These devices keep your data and information systems operating efficiently, effectively, and in a secure environment.
Taking a Systems Approach
Perhaps the most immediate and tangible example of the systems we offer – and among the best cybersecurity products available – is the set of products that surrounds the Smart Keeper Link Lock Hub, configured as a secure nexus for the components and peripherals that populate a typical work station.
The Smart Keeper Link Lock Hub itself houses a secured, four-port USB connection, within a discreet, elegant case that doubles as the shield for your connections, permitting only authorized access. In a workstation environment, the Smart Keeper Link Lock Hub is typically connected to the station’s CPU with a Smart Keeper Link Lock that prevents it from being disconnected – or another USB connection inserted – except by authorized supervision.
The four-port USB connection within the hub might be used for keyboard, mouse, monitor, and scanner – or another component. Once they are connected, the cover of the Smart Keeper Link Lock Hub slides and snaps into place to be locked. Then two Smart Keeper USB Port Lock Professional elements are inserted in the locking slots located on either side of the Hub.
Once they are inserted, only an authorized person can access the four ports, or alter their connection with the source (the CPU in this instance).
This authorized access is accomplished using a Smart Keeper USB Port Lock Key. The Professional Series key comprises an ergonomic, retractable housing with anti-static rubber grip, LED light for low visibility work areas, and dual-retractors – main and peripheral – for reaching port locks in confined spaces. The key patterns are strictly controlled, yet you can order duplicate keys to suit your own security authorization structure.
This workstation system, with the Smart Keeper Link Lock Hub at its core, is just one example of the practical versatility you’ll find at The Connectivity Center. We keep your own needs and applications in mind when we devise systems of the best cybersecurity products to keep your data networks and information systems secure.
Count On Us for the Best Cybersecurity Products
From The Connectivity Center, you can count on finding the best cybersecurity products every time, thanks to our history and heritage of quality, value, variety, and versatility. The product portfolio and programs, and the systems approach we offer you, are among your strongest allies in building and maintaining an ever-present defense of the vital information and data systems you depend on for effective, efficient operations in the digital age. Your goals, system, and threat profile make the best cybersecurity products for you a unique and characteristic choice. At The Connectivity Center, we have the experience and perspective to help. Let’s get acquainted and go to work.
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