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HOW CAN DAM IMPROVE CYBER SECURITY?

21st April 2019

How can DAM improve cyber security?

With around 7 out of 10 businesses claiming their cyber security risk has significantly increased since 2017, it’s more important than ever to up your security and protect your business from cyber threats. Large companies with a high number of employees are often left open to unauthorised access to files and assets, due to their low level of protection and restriction.

But it’s not just large organisations that need to up their security game. In 2017, 61% of all data breach victims were businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees. Translation? Even the smallest of companies need to make sure they’re protected.

In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at how digital asset management (DAM) can improve your cyber security…

How can DAM improve cyber security?

Restricted permissions

With a comprehensive DAM system, you can limit access to different files and assets based on the users’ granted permissions. This allows companies to minimise the risk of assets falling into the wrong hands or any unauthorised data breaches. With iBase’s advanced DAM platform, you can even restrict access to certain metadata tags, controlling who can see which types of files.

If your company handles particularly sensitive files, you can control who can access and edit assets, eliminating the risk of data leaks or the sharing of any incomplete or edited files before they’re ready to go.

Secure cloud hosting

Cloud-based DAM systems are generally held within a safe and secure cloud environment, with added protection from the cloud server and the DAM provider. The best cloud providers offer comprehensive security systems, backing your files up to the cloud in case of system failure.

This also protects your company against loss of assets. If, for instance, your DAM is an on-premises system, without the added protection of the cloud, and your system was to be damaged, broken into or stolen, you may lose all assets stored on your system. You will also need to be in the office to access your files, restricting remote use of the system.

Regular checks

One of the added features of a robust DAM system is that they are regularly checked and audited to ensure the best protection for your company. With the iBase system, we include a comprehensive auditing of each action that is carried out within the system. Every time the system is accessed, we will be aware of the users’ details, including the date, time, IP address, asset and whether the action was successful or not.

So, whether someone is simply viewing a file, or is making unauthorised changes to sensitive data, you can stay ahead of cyber threats and be completely aware of everything going on within your business.

Give iBase a go

At iBase, we provide a secure DAM platform, hosted within Amazon’s AWS cloud environment for added protection. We also offer complete support and guidance so you can make the most of your system and its security features. For more information about our DAM system, get in touch with our team today.

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