Data security
Data Security

Data security means using such a technology or tools which can protect or safeguard digital information from being theft or stopping an unauthorised access to companies database websites etc. A hack or loss of data can result in customers losing trust in an organisation and as a consequence it can cause risk of financial losses, legal payments, take overs of business by competitors etc.

Some practices which are effective for an organisation in data security are:

  1. Secure your information from unauthorised access and Encrypting your data so that only people who need it, has access to see information.
  2. Educating your employees about threats and preparing them in advance and using good management and recovery plans helps in data security.
  3. Data erasure, if you don’t need data you can erase from the system so that it can’t be used or breached by hackers and as a result using it for their profit.
  4. Data masking or covering is mostly used by organisations for hiding data by replacing it with the specific letters as a code. It can only be used by someone who has code.
  5. Creating backups or copying data can mitigate the risk of accidental destruction or loss of data, it is important during data breach or ransomware attack.

In the next article we will discuss the biggest data security risk.


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