Keeping Your Data Secure

The following is an excerpt from our Enriching Data, Empowering Action whitepaper. You can access the full report here.

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These days, it’s not difficult to get data. In 2017, there were 2.7 Zettabytes of digital data—and this number is predicted to grow to 175 ZB by 2025. With all this data being created and shared, how can you ensure it’s secure? 

The more places data is stored, the more opportunities there are for bad actors to find vulnerabilities.

It’s crucial that software systems creating and handling utility data are designed with security in mind for today and tomorrow. “While there are major weaknesses in the distribution system, which are vulnerable to exploitation [...] there are myriad new attack vectors being added every day,” report Reza Arghandeh and Yuxun Zhou in their book Big Data Application in Power Systems.

When sensitive data resides in multiple stakeholders’ systems, that risk is multiplied. The more places data is stored, the more opportunities there are for bad actors to find vulnerabilities.

PrecisionHawk provides a multi-tenant, cloud-based experience—which means each tenant's data is isolated and invisible to other tenants. Code scans, third-party audits, and automated testing ensure that new vulnerabilities or threats are not introduced.

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Mobile security is also important since data might be transferred directly from the field via a WiFi or cellular connection to enhance speed. PrecisionHawk’s Flight Operations and Data Services branches are vetted and go through annual training to ensure proper safety measures are in place. Secure pipelines and systems are used when transferring data, and PrecisionHawk’s data engineers are diligent with data cleanup. Data cards are always re-encrypted to make sure no trailing information is left behind.

PrecisionHawk holds ISO certification, meaning its processes meet all the quality, safety, and efficiency requirements of the International Organization for Standardization.

Download the full Enriching Data, Empowering Action whitepaper today to learn how data-powered decision-making can help you reduce downtime, increase safety and data security, and lower costs.

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