Data Protecting for Enterprises

Data is the lifeblood of any business, allowing it to operate efficiently and profitably. Companies must balance the need to collect a lot of data, while also having the responsibility to secure and protect customer information. The latter point is driven by new and changing privacy regulations like Europe’s GDPR and California’s CCPA and long-standing laws like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Securities and Exchange Commission rules for protecting financial information of shareholders, as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard for the protection of consumer data.

The first step to ensuring data protection is to catalog and protect all of your data. This means identifying and separating data according to its sensitivity and determining access levels. It is important to implement policies to safeguard data regardless of whether it is in transit or in its rest. Using a software solution to monitor and detect activities in the file and detect suspicious patterns will help you detect suspicious activity and quickly detect weaknesses, such as out-of-date or misconfigured software.

A complete plan for recovery and backup that includes physical storage media will be essential. In addition, it’s essential to ensure that security measures are effective such as background checks on potential hires and periodic training for existing employees to the decision to terminate employees who no longer require access to critical systems. It’s also crucial to create a plan of recovery in the event of a natural disaster or a man-made one.

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