Technology & Data

Security and Data

Data Security is a process of protecting filesdatabases,  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.

Similar to other approaches like perimeter security, file security or user behavioral security, data security is not the be all, end all for a security practice. It’s one method of evaluating and reducing the risk that comes with storing any kind of data.

Every now and then the news of a cyber-attacks, misuse of personal data or a warning about harmful mail circulating among the population appears in the media. Internet security issues have become our daily routine. Companies that do not invest in this domain risk the security of their own databusiness,  but also the well-being of their employees. That is why it is necessary to educate all employees about the potential dangers that come from the Internet, but also to invest in those who will take care of virtual security. Also, it is necessary to invest in quality technology that will provide protection for the entire business, from people to data.

When it comes to people, it is recommended to hold regular trainings and knowledge quizzes on the topic of internet security.  Although many companies have been practicing this way of educating employees for some time, it is considered that this is not done often enough on average. One or two seminars a year, equally rare quizzes and surveys do not create a strong enough impression of the importance of Internet security. They need to be held much more often and not just pro forma,  but it should really be insisted that the employees understand the contentEmployees need to know that they are the bearers of the company’s Internet security and that careless behaviour creates a risk for the entire business, but also for them as individuals. In addition, it is recommended to designate a single employee or,  if possible,  an entire team to take care of digital data security.

Once upon a time, a so-called firewall was a guarantee of virtual security.  Today,  however,  a lot has changed and data can be stolen due to different ways of storing it,  regardless of whether the company has an antivirus program or not.  What certainly aggravates the situation is the special nature of the internal programs that a particular company uses, and therefore a program aimed at data protection should be created in the company or just for it.  In this way,  it is possible to optimize the protection that a particular company needs.  This is one of the investments that will pay off a lot more in the long run,  although it may initially seem like a big expense.

Organizations around the globe are investing heavily in information technology (IT) cyber security capabilities to protect their critical assets.  Whether an enterprise needs to protect a brandintellectual capital, and customer information or provide controls for critical infrastructure, the means for incident detection and response to protecting organizational interests have three common elements: people, processes, and technology.

“Technology trust is a good thing, but control is a better one.”

Stephane Nappo