Data Protecting for Enterprises

Data is the lifeblood of every business, allowing companies to function efficiently and profitably. However, businesses must keep in mind the necessity of having access to and plentiful data with the need to ensure that customer data is kept secure and private. The GDPR in Europe and California’s CCPA are driving this concern along with long-standing law like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Securities and Exchange Commission rules that safeguard financial information of shareholders and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

The first step in ensuring the security of your data is to catalogue and secure all your data. This means identifying and separating data according to its sensitivity level, and determining access levels. It is essential to establish guidelines to protect data regardless of whether it’s in transit or in its rest. Using a tool which can monitor and detect file activity and identify anomalous patterns can help you recognize suspicious activity and quickly spot and eliminate vulnerabilities, such as incorrectly configured software and out-of-date applications.

Then, a comprehensive plan for recovery and backup that incorporates physical storage media is vital. Lastly, it’s important to enforce meaningful security measures, from background checks on prospective employees and regular training for employees in place to ending employees who don’t require access to critical systems. Additionally, it’s crucial to create a disaster recovery plan to ensure that your data is secure in the event of a natural or human-caused disaster.