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It's the simplicity of physical access to ports and connectors – the transfer points that turn our devices into networks and systems – that seems to attract the least attention.
HUNTSVILLE, AL, August 26, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The vital importance of completing your perimeter of security for computer operations is underscored every day by the news we see of incursions that compromise, disrupt, and even destroy data networks and information systems. The fact that few, if any, of us is independent of these systems today makes it a responsibility of the highest order to secure them. Security for computer networks demands certainty. The principle is clear, but the challenge is great. Complexity makes the enormity of the task appear even more daunting.
Yet, complexity is the part of the problem that seems to be confronted best. It's the simplicity of physical access to ports and connectors – the transfer points that turn our devices into networks and systems – that seems to attract the least attention in security for computer operations, even as organizations devote $170 billion annually to cyber security.
Software and programming defenses against Web- and cloud-transmitted threats to computer security get most of the attention – and the overwhelming bulk of that spending. To an extent, this is justified by the ever-changing shapes and thrusts of the threat. Malicious cyber-attacks, and the means to respond to them, spiral ever-upward like the most rapid arms race in history – an invisible arms race. It's natural that security for computer networks should devote considerable attention there.
Two qualified thoughts, reservations if you will, follow that natural attention, though. First, the defenses against attacks from the cloud and the Web are almost all reactive. Programs and software respond to an attack after it is detected. And, while ingenious, such approaches to security for computer networks fail a key principle of combat. Keeping the initiative is a principle that won't go away – never has – even as the means of combat evolved from rocks to spears to firearms to nuclear physics, and now to the electromagnetic spectrum.
Seizing the Initiative
One sector of the computer security perimeter is, in fact, easy to protect – that being the physical access to those computers themselves. Data ports and connectors, which are easy points of entry for malware, ransomware, and data intrusions, respond decisively to physical protection if provided with the right devices.
The Connectivity Center provides the computer security solutions that complete your cybersecurity perimeter, because its perspective includes all the exponential expansions of risk that resulted from universalizing people's access to data. Its mission is to guard the physical points of entry that that turn PCs and workstations into networks and vital information systems. The Connectivity Center protects the ports and connectors where the most damaging and historically impactful cyber-attacks were perpetrated.
Its Smart Keeper collection of computer and laptop security devices protect the vital data network connections that empower your information systems and still permit the controlled access that moves your enterprise forward day after day. Its Link Lock connectors and the Link Lock Hub secure your USB ports and network connections, and also lock your devices so that they cannot be removed without authorized access. You'll find network security solutions by the hundreds from The Connectivity Center, including a variety of locking 4K high-speed cables. For unlocking them, two kinds of keys are offered, the Enterprise and Professional series of the Smart Keeper USB Port Lock Key.
About The Connectivity Center
The Connectivity Center is a supplier of some of the leading physical cyber security and AV connection technologies. The company is especially known for its Smart Keeper series – a portfolio of physical data security products. The Connectivity Center brand prides itself in quality, value, variety, and versatility. We want to be a one stop shop for most of your connectivity needs and we love to serve our partners in this evolving industry.
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