Worried About Protecting Your Data?
Follow these steps!
With more than 37 billion records compromised in 2020, the increasing number of data breaches has been traumatic. If you’re worried about your data/ company’s data being exposed to the public and/or parties with malicious intents, you should follow this guide to protect yourself against unwanted activities!
When deciding what an appropriate budget to spend on protecting your data, ask yourself how much your organization could potentially lose if the data was exposed to parties it should not be and where do your clients enter private data and where is it stored?
There are many data security software’s to consider – here are some of the many types to be aware of:
General Data security– Secures or encrypts data, allowing only the approved parties to access sensitive information of the business.
Mobile Data security – Provides similar features in addition to increased security for mobile devices, might include mobile application management to make sure that the standards are maintained and that malicious activities are prohibited.
Database security – As the name suggests, it prevents restricted parties from accessing the company’s database and ensures that the data is protected by a firewall and encryption at least.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) – These tools help companies place measures that properly store information and create a game plan for any potential anomalies or incidents.
Identity management software– This one comes in different forms. Some tools help keep track of customers and non-privileged users, while others help track and control permissions for users allowed to access business-critical information
Encryption– Encryption simply means masking the information that only privileged users could decipher.
Data masking software – Similar to Encryption, data masking prevents sensitive information from being visible to the public. The difference is that they’re traditionally just disguising information with random symbols or characters, rather than using full cryptographic algorithms.
Keeping Data Authorizations Up To Date
By using one of the software’s mentioned above, system administrators can ensure that data is protected within the organization. Something else to consider is protecting data within the organization and ensuring that employees have the appropriate restrictions as well. Here are some of the ways your system administrator can also protect internal data:
• Organizations keep three copies of data on two separate media types and one offsite copy, by doing this, you’re saving yourself lots of time during disaster recovery. This also gives you the flexibility of shutting everything down in case you get hit by malware, and restore everything that you’ve backed up before the attack!
• Repeatedly test everything: A great drawback when it comes to data and application recovery is that, on paper, everything should work without testing it, there’s nothing your employees can do when you’ve already lost everything. With that being said, it is not safe to test your recovery systems annually. You should preferably be testing quarterly or even better, monthly. The disaster won’t wait till you’re ready, it hits when it’s least expected, that’s why you need to always be alert!
If you’re worried about your company’s data protection practices and if they’re up to the global standards/trends, our consultants would be more than happy to discuss what’s best for your business! Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call, and we’ll set you up with a customized solution, specifically tailored towards your business needs and budget.