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South Korea: KISA and MSIT publish guide on security of data storage

On February 28, 2024, the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) and the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) published a guide providing security measures to protect the data of users as it relates to the use of Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers. The organizations highlighted that NAS servers are network-connected storage devices that store data and provide convenience so that stored data can be accessed from anywhere. NAS servers also provide additional functions to include web hosting, media streaming, and mobile applications. As a result, the organizations stated that NAS servers are vulnerable to hackers owing to exposure. 

The organizations outlined eight essential security rules to respond to security threats which include: 

  • use of encryption; 

  • access control and authority management; 

  • network security; 

  • firmware and software; 

  • backup and restoration strategies; 

  • audit logging and monitoring; 

  • use of updated and safe applications; and 

  • ransomware prevention. 

You can read the press release here and download the guide here, both only available in Korean.