Mitigating risks in nearshoring: Protecting your data with cybersecurity best practices

Mitigating risks in nearshoring: Protecting your data with cybersecurity best practices

Data security has become increasingly important in recent years with the growth of remote work. This is especially true when discussing nearshoring, where you share your data, technology, and processes with external parties in different geographical regions. Data security is essential in protecting proprietary information. Here at Rapido, cybersecurity is a top priority. We foster an information security environment — from routine cybersecurity training to a strong network infrastructure — that is compliant with world-classsecurity. 

What are the most common data security concerns with nearshoring? 

Data security is a prevalent concern when considering nearshoring. The apprehension about securing data without direct, in-person monitoring is understandable.Another worry is the proximity of your nearshore representatives to those from other companies within the same industry. Ensuring that sensitive data remains inaccessible to representatives from competing firms poses a significant challenge. These are all common concerns for companies deciding to nearshore. 

What cybersecurity best practices should you consider with nearshoring?

From cybersecurity training to network security platforms, there are several best practices that you and your nearshore partner should have in place to ensure your data security. 

Security awareness training programs 

Justas your local teams go through regular cybersecurity training, you should ensure your nearshore partner requires ongoing training for your nearshore reps. Your employees — including those in other countries — are the first line of defense against cyber threats. Training should cover various attack vectors, such as phishing, malware, and social engineering, to help your team recognize and mitigate potential threats proactively.

Strong network and security infrastructure 

It is essential to verify that your nearshore partner maintains a strong and compliant network infrastructure. They should have solutions in place that encompass advanced firewall protection, secure VPN connections, intrusion prevention systems, and more. Creating a multi-layered defense mechanis mensures that internal and external network traffic adheres to your rigorous security protocols.

In-office processes and protocols designed for security 

When assessing potential nearshore partners, ask what protocols they have in place to safeguard your data. For instance, do reps sign NDAs? Is their office laid out to divide teams working with different clients? Do they have a dedicated IT team that monitors devices and performs regular security updates? These are all critical steps your nearshore partner should take to ensure data security. 

Threat identification processes and technology 

No matter how many precautions you take, there is always a risk of cyber security threats. Your nearshore partner must have a process or system to monitor and identify potential threats. One way to do this is by utilizing an end point protection platform that offers comprehensive defense against cyber threats by proactively identifying, blocking, and remediating potential attacks.

Rapido takes your data security seriously 

At Rapido, we go above and beyond to secure our customers’ data. We partner with industry-leading technologies to ensure our reps are trained on the latest cybersecurity best practices, our network infrastructure is strong and secure, and we can identify threats and block potential attacks. Additionally, Rapido complies with the Mexican Federal Law of Personal Data Protection in Possession of Private Companies. We ensure compliance by having our employees sign the regulatory documentation and undergo training to understand how their data is handled and protected. 

Contact Rapido to learn more about our IT infrastructure and the steps we take to protect your data security.

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