Jan 29, 2021

The top 10 server security questions you should be asking

Data Centres
Disaster Recovery
Risk Management
Harry Menear
3 min
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Experts from Kentix share their top 10 troubleshooting questions for keeping your servers healthy, happy and safe...

In addition to security at the information technology level, many IT managers underestimate the physical hazards that can paralyze the technical infrastructure in server and equipment rooms. 

These include, for example, smoldering fires from faulty insulation that can lead to a fire, water intrusion, excessive temperature and humidity, or unauthorized access to non-public areas. The lack of physical security is also the part of the ISO 27001 audit for implementing a required information security management system (ISMS) where auditors most often find the greatest deficiencies. 

According to a study by Hewlett-Packard, about 77% of all companies experience system failures each year, and there are a number of reasons for them. In addition to software failures and human error, physical hazards in particular are among the most well-known causes. 

Kentix has compiled a checklist of 10 simple points that IT systems in server rooms of municipal utilities, utilities and CRITIS operators should meet.

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