How to Keep Data Secure

September 26, 2023by admin

Data is your most valuable asset as it offers insight to make better decisions and also helps you strengthen your relationships with customers and partners. However, it could also be one of your biggest liabilities when you don’t take the necessary precautions to protect it.

Data breaches can cost companies millions of dollars. They can also affect brand image, diminish trust and result in penalties from regulators. While data breaches are inevitable, there are steps you can do to mitigate the risk and safeguard your data from cybercriminals.

1. Authenticate and authorize users to authenticate and authorize.

Data security requires an authentication and authorization process that is robust to ensure that only authorized persons have access to your information. This can be achieved by requiring two or more forms are used to access your data, for example something the user knows (passwords and tokens), something he or she has (electronics and other devices) or what they actually have (biometrics like fingerprints and face recognition).

2. Secure everything.

Classified data is the most sensitive data and its disclosure without authorization could have the biggest consequences for your business and/or affected individuals. To protect classified data, it should be protected by encryption always and protected by a decryption code which is only accessible to authorized personnel. Your team should regularly review classifications and establish a procedure to manage encryption keys in order to prevent them from being compromised.

3. Reduce non-essential data access.

Most employees don’t need full access to company information. This decreases the chance of a breach due to the fact that it reduces the number of potential entry points for threats. It is recommended for users to only have access to the information they need to do their job.


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