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May 8th, 2001, 04:32 AM
If I wanted a site hosted that required utmost security, ie the same security required for a safe! codes, fingerprints single person access etc is it possible for an ISP host to do this?
May 8th, 2001, 07:24 AM
The short answer is no
A good rule of thumb is not to put anything online that you don't want the world to see. That's pretty ominous I know, but the best security is the world is pretty much not a full 100%
About a year ago I saw a TV report on a security consultant doing a world tour. He was (and probably still is) one one the leading experts in the field on online security. He invited the CEO's of some major, major online companies to give him their URL. In a lot of cases he was inside their site in under 10 minutes.
The world has come a long way since then, but the example still holds that the chances of someone cracking a site is always there, however remote. In most cases your site will be safe enough for the purposes of commerce and showcasing your business. Once you step up to that sort of high level security your best option is to look for a specialist in the field who will guide you in making that sort of decision. Think of it this way...
A bank has a number of security precautions to prevent you getting inside at night. Bullet proof glass, security cameras, motion detection etc... Even with all that, they still lock the money inside a vault with a 10 foot steel door at night.
May 8th, 2001, 07:28 AM
If you mean physical access to the datacenter then yes, many dedicated and co-located sellers have very good physical access security.
But as mentioned above, electronic security is a totally different matter.
May 8th, 2001, 10:17 PM
If the data is that important, then someone would most likely be willing to go through the effort to break in and get it. Therefore, if it's on a net connected system, it's vulnerable.
May 9th, 2001, 07:46 AM
If you must keep that kind of sensetive info on a net-accessable machine then use PGP to encrypt it.
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