The Three Pillars of Data Security

Data security is the protection of systems and data against the unauthorized access, modification, and use. This helps avoid data breaches that can result in business disruption as well as financial losses, compliance penalties and reputation damage. Modern approaches to data security include a combination of tools, technologies and best practice that focus on three pillars: Confidentiality and Integrity.

The first step towards effective data security is creating and maintaining an inventory and mapping of your data sets. Data cataloguing in your data centers, network-connected devices like desktops, mobiles cloud services and software applications is important. It’s also important to take into account physical storage devices like external hard drives, USB sticks, as well as the discarded printed documents and files. These are often neglected, but can contain valuable confidential data. Cybercriminals can take advantage of this.

Once you’ve gotten a better understanding of your data sets the next step is to classify your sensitive information so that you can better understand how and where it exists within your infrastructure. This lets you prioritize your security efforts by making sure that the highest-value data is protected while information that is less crucial remains accessible. This enables you to conform with regulatory and industry standards, such as those that pertain to the finance, health care and telecommunications sectors.

0 comentarios

Dejar un comentario

¿Quieres unirte a la conversación?
Siéntete libre de contribuir!

Deja una respuesta

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *