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A Holistic Approach to the – Future of Cybersecurity

A Holistic Approach to the – Future of Cybersecurity

The term cybersecurity is commonly associated with the protection of digital data from theft or compromise by hackers. However, from our perspective as a data center provider, most enterprise customer breaches aren’t the result of cyber criminals inventing new ways to do damage. Rather, they are due to shortfalls in the development and enforcement of stringent security processes and protocols.

Thus, while innovative technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) have potential to improve our ability to handle large volumes of data and spot anomalies, our team believes the future of cybersecurity encompasses more than just a one-time installation of a new set of tools. Instead, ensuring cybersecurity for customers revolves around establishing the right combinations of physical protection, quality assurance, compliance and team solidarity to overcome present and future cyber dangers. In this article, we define how we excel at this and maintain constant vigilance against crippling damage.

For us, cybersecurity starts with the basic components of physically protecting a data center with perimeter fences and gates as well as controlling employee and visitor access with monitored portals. Other vital components of physical security include the following:

  • 24/7 video surveillance of all areas of our facilities with an appropriate archive of footage
  • Multi-factor access control involving key cards, locks and biometric authentication, with the ability to add such protection incrementally
  • Required presentation of government-issued photo ID for all visitors
  • Secure areas within the center for employee meetings

Of course, for full effect, these protective measures need to be coupled with a data center operator, like Stream, who places a strong emphasis on ensuring full compliance with a host of standards and regularly-updated operational certifications for staff members.

At Stream, we believe that meeting compliance mandates will ensure maximum security and availability, as well as enhance our reputation for quality data center solutions. We are fully compliant with the following standards:

  • ISO 27001
  • SOC1/SOC2
  • SSAE16

Additionally, we ensure our staff earn critical operational certifications like Uptime (M&O), PMP and ITIL in order to deliver consistently optimal services across our full portfolio of Stream and client-owned facilities. Notably, we are also able to assist our customers with obtaining the FedRAMP certification, which provides a standardized approach to cloud security. In this way, cybersecurity is a holistic discipline. Only the right combination of physical practices and compliance with regulatory standards around storing and accessing mission-critical data can lead to successful protection against the diverse threats that exist in our modern cyberworld.

In short, we take the safety of your data seriously. In addition to satisfying critical cybersecurity needs, it’s also important that our customers know they’ve aligned with a data center provider that approaches every account as a true partnership. Through our Critical Environments Services, our team of experts always works closely with you to ensure we design and implement the right security solutions to meet your requirements. Your in-house protocols are always respected, and our team pays proactive attention to emerging threats, so you’re never caught unprepared. Through this combination of physical protection, quality assurance and team solidarity, Stream can help you overcome the cyber dangers we know about today and stay a step ahead of whatever may loom down the road.

For more information about our approach to cybersecurity and our Critical Environments Services, contact us at

About Our Contributor

Chris Henderson

Director, Health, Safety & Environments
Stream customers count on our Facilities Management team to keep essential operations up and running, while concurrently placing a holistic emphasis on health, safety and environmental integrity. Read More