Data security
Data security

Data security is a big deal for any company. Indeed, there was an average of 200,000 cyber-attacks per day in 2016 and the numbers are increasing day by day. One breach could deeply harm your business, and this was indeed verified with the global cyber attacks of May 2017 that reached 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries.

Keeping your Data safe should be a priority for your company. So to help you with that, here are the best 10 Data Security measures you can adopt for your company and perhaps, even yourself!

Data Security is a process of protecting files, databases, and accounts on a network by adopting a set of controls, applications, and techniques that identify the relative importance of different datasets, their sensitivity, regulatory compliance requirements and then applying appropriate protections to secure those resources.

Data Security concerns the protection of data from accidental or intentional but unauthorized modification, destruction or disclosure through the use of physical security, administrative controls, logical controls, and other safeguards to limit accessibility. Ways of securing your data include:

  • Data Encryption - converting the data into a code that cannot be easily read without a key that unlocks it.
  • Data Masking – masking certain areas of data so personnel without the required authorisation cannot look at it.
  • Data Erasure – ensuring that no longer used data is completely removed and cannot be recovered by unauthorised people.
  • Data Backup – creating copies of data so it can be recovered if the original copy is lost.