Data Protecting for Enterprises

Data is the lifeblood of every business, allowing it to function effectively and profitably. Businesses must balance the need to have lots of data with the obligation to secure and protect customer data. The GDPR in Europe and California’s CCPA are driving this point, as are long-standing laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Securities and Exchange Commission rules which protect financial information of shareholders and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

To protect your data first, you need to categorize all your data and protect it. This means identifying and separating data according to its sensitivity and determining access levels. It is also important to establish a policy that protects your data even when it’s in motion or in rest. Using a solution which can monitor and detect data activity and detect suspicious patterns can help you recognize suspicious activities and swiftly identify and address vulnerabilities, including outdated software and configurations.

A complete backup and recovery plan that includes physical storage media is vital. And lastly it is crucial to implement effective measures of security, ranging from background checks for prospective hires to periodic training sessions for existing employees, to terminating employees who no longer need access to vital systems. It’s also important to establish a recovery plan in case of the occurrence of a natural catastrophe or a man-made one.

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