Why is security important in a digital age?
How much personal data did you share today? Within a digital society, where web browsers sometimes know more about us than our friends, security is more important than ever. For businesses who process personal data from their consumers, ensuring they protect this information is vital.
The consequences of poor security
Security breaches are big news: the headlines that result from data hacks can be disastrous for an organisation’s reputation. Consumer relationships with brands are built on trust and customers need to feel that their data is safe, otherwise they are likely to look for alternatives.
In order to help protect consumer data, the EU have enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to set a standard for businesses to adhere to when dealing with the management and storage of customer data. Failure to comply with the data protection requirements of this regulation can result in fines of up to €20m or 4% of annual turnover for the prior year, whichever is higher. Read our post on how the GDPR will affect call recording for more information.
In order to comply with the GDPR, and to ensure that their customers feel that their data is secure, businesses need to examine their data storage. In the past many organisations saw on-site storage as the best option, but the rise of the cloud has shown the benefits of digital transformation and the advantages of cloud storage over on-premise solutions.
What are the risks of storing calls on-premise?
Recorded calls downloaded to local storage are much more vulnerable to theft, damage, or tampering. Having only one on-premise server means fire or power shortages could destroy all recordings. With local storage there is no audit trail. Users can listen, share, or delete recordings with no record of their actions.
With a cloud storage solution from Dubber, not only are calls more secure but there are many other advantages over on-site solutions. The cloud allows users to have convenient access to information held within phone calls — anytime, anywhere. This access is managed through strict security permissions that are allocated by designated admin users, and a full audit trail can be traced. Colleagues can collaborate from across locations, and workers are no longer tied to their desks.
Recorded calls are not only a valuable source of insight, for some businesses they make the difference between compliance and non compliance. That’s why at Dubber we have put security at the forefront of every stage of the recording process.
Simple and secure access: we ensure that users can easily and securely log in to view calls, but only with strong passwords. With strict teams and permissions settings, calls cannot be accessed by unauthorised personnel.
Single sign-on: the Dubber portal can now be accessed with single sign-on, allowing users to authenticate themselves using third-party credentials.
Sophisticated security and encryption: recorded calls are encrypted using AES-256 at every stage of the recording process.
Industry-leading security standards: Dubber is ISO 27001 compliant. Download our ISO certificate here.