Key Management Policy

Web 2.0 is no stranger to data breaches. Over the decade there are several instances where an organization’s sensitive data have been compromised. Ever heard about the famed Under Amour MyFitnessPal getting hacked? The sports clothing manufacturer shares dropped rapidly when the company announced the data breach to its users. Sensitive information like email, passwords and fitness records of more than 100 million users worldwide were compromised.

If data is not secured in the right way, it could spell doom for an organization. Let’s get around this curve to synthesise on how to safeguard organisational data from uninvited breaches.

Every organisation lays down an IT policy which focuses on the standard of practices and procedures to store, share and manage confidential data. Front line defence shields like firewalls, antivirus, anti-malware, etc. do not necessarily provide a full 360-degree secure solution. That being said the last line of defence is the trustworthy, Data encryption with a strongly reinforced Key Management Policy

Data encryption is the process in which data is translated into a sophisticated secret code. This data is hence labelled as encrypted data, comes with an equally sophisticated key which needed to decrypt the data. Consider decryption similar to that of “unlocking” in traditional terms.

Encrypted data is redundant if the right key is not used to decrypt it. Therefore, another set of strong policies have to be implemented in terms of data encryption keys and here is where Key Management Policies step into thereby painting a bigger picture.

What is KMP?

KMP in its longer form is termed as Key Management Policies. Let’s put it this way. In simple terms, the key management policy is a set of guidelines to safely store and manage data encryption key materials. System administrators set these standard guidelines and procedures to efficiently create, manage, share or dispose of encryption keys.

Organisations who are looking to protect sensitive data, employ a sturdy key management policy. The definition point of a KMP generally lies at the highest level of the enterprise.

Why is KMP important?

Regardless of the size or structure of a business, have a secure cybersecurity infrastructure always helps. Moreover, if a company is dealing with user/customer sensitive data, then its absolutely imperative to implement Key Management Policies.

From an organisational standpoint, KMP implementation provides data security to a certain extent.

Best Practices for implementing KMP

– Auditing organisational framework
Before setting up a KMP its imperative to define the structure of an organisation. Providing exclusive access to a relevant set of people or departments plays an important role while framing the key management policy.

– Include more than one administrators
Do this put all eggs in one basket. Diversify. Entrusting single individual access can be very risky. Ensure multiple trusted people are in the loop while implementing a KMP policy.

– Invest in data management personnel
This goes without saying. It’s equally important to have a dedicated workforce behind the key management policies. For instance, a person who is with the organization for a long time would be the perfect fit. The reason behind this is because the individual in charge is already familiar with the organisation’s vision, mission, customer base, business tactics and other data which is deemed sensitive.

Conclusion

Security threats are lurking everywhere. There’s no question about it, the biggest risk for organisations comes without them even having a choice or knowledge in the matter. Key Management Policies can protect data, but only to a certain extent. Proper implementation of KMP by an enterprise led by an employee focussed approach, is the backbone to an organisations data security ecosystem.

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Offshore Hosting in Netherlands

Here’s an interesting fact! There are over 1.5 billion websites on the web as of today.

Web 2.0 has evolved so much that anyone can create a website even if they lack knowledge of basic coding. Many web hosting providers out there will host your website without charging a penny. Sound good, but there’s more than meets the eye.

Free hosting providers will publish your website on their servers and get it up and running in no time. They paint a beautiful picture but what happens on the other side will baffle you.

Here’s the reason why there are many free hosting providers in comparison to a few offshore hosting providers. Let’s put it in simple terms as below:

Offshore hosting is suitable if you want to maintain a high level of anonymity. Say you are an individual who seeks to voice your political opinions. If you plan to publish these opinions on a free web hosting service, chances are that you could be tracked down by local law enforcement officials. Offsite hosting is the safest bet if you are looking for safety, privacy and robust systems. You even need not worry about DMCA or CDSA slapping notices on your web content. Also, many offshore hosting companies ignore DMCA notices unless it’s ABSOLUTELY mandatory.  

Offshore hosting guarantees up-time and adds an extra layer of safety, security and privacy. The technology and advanced security services offered by offshore hosting cannot be offered for free by free hosting services.

It’s wiser to shell out an extra buck when it comes to you or your organization’s privacy, safety and impeccable functionality.

If you are on the hunt for quality offshore hosting then get started by comparing which Abelohost plan suits the best for you or your business needs.

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I came across this documentary on Netflix, on the largest music festival that never happened. This documentary encapsulates the ups and the massive downfall of the Fyre Music Festival.

Fyre Festival was supposed to be a most exclusive and the costliest music festival in the world. Through their promos, they promised a once in a lifetime experience. But it was backed by overconfident fools who didn’t take no for an answer. So they ended up scamming people and investors into something non-existent.

What’s shocking about this documentary is how the festival organisers milked the sheer stupidity of millennials who fell prey to this trap. They basically weaponized social media to drive their motive. To help them along the way was their digital marketing agency, F**k Jerry (Jerry Media), who creatively used influencer marketing for their promos.

We well know how deceiving social media can be at times. What appears on your social feed might not entirely be true and this festival itself was a reincarnation of it. It was, in fact, Instagram in real life. Good to envy but sucks in reality.

You’ll learn a thing or two and will enjoy the millennial meltdown that occurred there. Give it a watch!

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forced to create

When I first started out, the main motive of this website was to showcase my work and all I had done over the years. I still continue to do the same and upload some of my best work. Now at a first glance, this website finally resembles a portfolio. Behind this beautiful façade, there are stories of backbreaking endless hours of work put into this. But in a nutshell, this is how I was forced to create a portfolio.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

—Lao Tzu

So I’ll start from the top. In 2016 I was looking out for a job after moving back to India from Kuwait. Work-wise, I had an amazing time in Kuwait where I started my career in social media marketing.  But on a personal front, I figured the environment was not satisfactory for a person of a creative calibre. I wanted to do more so I decided to move back to India and was in the job market again.

How it all Began

With 3 years of work experience under my belt, there were some recruiters who use to ask for a portfolio. I thought portfolios were for creative types like graphic, UX/UI designers, etc. I never thought that a Digital Strategist would require one. After some time I figured out that since content creation was part of what I use to do at work, I soon decided to create a portfolio website with WordPress.

Skimming online, I came across some stunning portfolios of designers and social media content creators. Digging deeper, I discovered that most portfolios were self-made by these guys and hosted on the web using WordPress. One thing led to another and the purist for creating an online portfolio began along with learning WordPress, concepts of SEO, optimizing metadata and more.

To start with, I did keyword research to pick a good domain name. Why? Because I wanted the website to rank in search engines for whoever searched for terms similar to “social media goa”. I added a portfolio section to my WordPress site and gradually started uploading my work, which was usually graphic designs and a few videos. At the same time, I was learning about content writing and blogging. I figured out that if I ran a few blog posts it would help rank the website on search engines for various search terms.

Blogging was on a weekly basis and the website received a decent amount of traffic post its launch. It didn’t have a niche nor a target audience, so blog posts were about local news updates and trending topics. I knew SEO in theory but blogging was where I put that knowledge to practical use. Published blogs ranked in Google (some still do). Some on the 1st page some on the 5th. In the end, it served my purpose of Blogging for SEO.

As I got into a full-time job, the work there took up most of my time. I use to travel to a different state twice a month and hence keeping the portfolio and the blog updated took a back seat. Coming up with ideas for fresh content became a task. This web portfolio cum blog helped me secure a job and a few freelance projects. But then as work piled up, the website lied dormant for 2 years. Neither did I post nor did I upload anything onto my portfolio.

Takeaways from the experience

The idea of creating a WordPress portfolio from scratch helped a lot. I got to learn the intricacies of search engine optimization and how to write content which is search engine friendly.

I have now revamped the home page and updated the portfolio section with some of the best videos created in 2018.  Except for a few manageable work-related challenges, things are moving in the right direction personally and professionally as well. In the coming months, I plan to do a lot more with this website and blog at least once a week.

My Video Editing Portfolio HERE

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More than just cooking, Churrascaria is a culinary art where different types of meat cuts are slowly grilled to preserve their natural flavours. Having its origin from the South American pampas, this distinct style of cooking found its way through Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Now you can experience the same, so here are 5 reasons why Churrascaria is popular in Bahrain.

1) Authentic Brazilian dining experience

As we all know Brazil is a melting pot of culture and cuisine. It’s known for its culinary delights and nothing beats their art of Churrascaria. That’s meat cooked perfectly the way you want it. In fact, Churrascaria is so popular that it features in the Top foods to try in Brazil. Need we say more!

2) A wide range of Meat Cuts

For instance, the range of exotic meat cuts includes Deer, Ostrich, Fish, Shrimps, Turkey, Lamb chops, Lamb leg, Quail, Angus Beef Picanha, Chicken with green herbs, Mediterranean Chicken, Chicken wrapped with Beef bacon, Baby Camel, Beef Tenderloin and Beef Ribs. To sum up, over here Meat is King!

3) All you eat experience

This is what you’ve been looking for. As mentioned previously the wide range of meat cuts can only be savoured when you can devour it all. You can experience the same at Brasa de Brazil, where your favourite cut is grilled to pink perfection.

So here are 3 reasons why churrascaria is popular in Bahrain. You should probably try it out at Brasa De Brazil. For those who already have, how awesome is it? Do let us know in the comments below!

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