It’s not often you find out your company has something in common with the classic show, Mission: Impossible.
How do we protect our data?
We all know how firewalls work; they prevent packets from passing through self-imposed barriers. But they don't limit how far packets go once they pass the threshold.
The big question many U.S. organization database managers need to ask themselves is: is my server carrying high-value data to unfriendly countries? Firewalls are in place, but data is still leaking.
Is there anything else I can do to stop it?
- A “Crown Jewel” server is defined as one storing high-value data.
- Nearly every large organization has one or more of these servers.
- The word “catastrophic” is grossly insufficient to describe a possible compromise.
- Building the "biggest castle" around your server may not be the answer.
Executives worry about their “Crown Jewel Server,” and for good reason. They are often packed with industry secrets, financial data, private client information, and other highly private information…and usually they are unnecessarily unsecure.
And they require a healthy amount of time, energy (and money) to safeguard—depriving you of the chance to direct your resources elsewhere.
- Many Back-end “Golden Goose Servers” do Connect to the Internet
- Firewalls are not the end-all protection they are made out to be
- It’s dangerous (and expensive) to let your “Golden Goose Server” connect to the entire world
A “Golden Goose Server” is a device containing highly sensitive information – financial, health, security – also known as your most guarded secrets.
Protected by firewalls? Maybe…it’s not….
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