We have prioritized customer and user privacy and security for over 25 years, long before it was legally required to take such a position within the organization.
Cyber security breaches continue to dominate headlines, and we recognize that events like National Computer Security Day hold are incredibly important. This day serves as a crucial reminder about the ever-present threats of cyber crimes and viruses, which aligns with our enduring focus on safeguarding digital spaces.
As technology advances, so do the methods employed by cybercriminals. This day emphasizes the need for proactive measures to protect computer systems and networks against cyber threats, helping to prevent various forms of cyber attacks such as malware, ransomware, and phishing. Personal and sensitive information is stored digitally more and more often, so ensuring the security of this data is crucial. National Computer Security Day encourages individuals to take steps to protect their personal information, including using strong passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and being cautious about sharing sensitive details online.
You may be familiar with our tagline: "Choose Privacy. Choose Zoho." If you're curious about the foundation of this statement, here's a glimpse into the practices we steadfastly adhere to. These practices underscore our commitment to maintaining the highest possible level of security across our entire organization.
Zoho's Commitment to Security
We implement logical separation to ensure isolation of each customer's service data.
We uphold confidentiality during data storage, transmission, and processing.
We take responsibility for maintaining the integrity of both customer and system data.
We employ traceability and robust control mechanisms for data processing.
We adhere to a 99.9% uptime SLA to address hardware and software failures and threats.
We provide real-time status updates at status.zoho.com.
We implement a business continuity plan for critical operations.
We ensure resilient storage and real-time data replication across data centers.
We operate a secure production network with strict access controls.
We use firewalls to prevent unauthorized access and undesirable traffic.
We assure protection against unauthorized physical access, intrusion, and disasters.
Strengthening your Computer Security
Now that we've highlighted several measures we do ourselves, it's important to ask yourself what steps you can take within your organization to bolster computer security.
Here are some best practices in computer security that you can implement right away:
Creation of strong, unique passwords with a combination of characters.
Regular updates to spyware and malware protection software.
Employee Training on Cybersecurity Awareness
Employee Offboarding Procedures:
Develop and follow clear procedures for revoking access when employees leave the organization or change roles. This helps prevent unauthorized access.
Implement robust endpoint security solutions, including antivirus and anti-malware software, on all devices connected to the organization's network.
Implement encryption for sensitive data, both in transit and at rest. This ensures that even if data is intercepted, it remains unreadable without the proper decryption key.
Regular Software Updates and Patch Management:
Ensure that all software, including operating systems and applications, is regularly updated with the latest security patches.
In summary, the fundamental goal remains constant: empowering individuals to proactively safeguard their online security. National Computer Security Day plays a vital role in fostering a culture of cybersecurity, promoting awareness, and encouraging proactive measures to protect digital assets, personal information, and critical systems, aligning seamlessly with this enduring objective.