Data Protecting for Enterprises

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Data is the lifeblood of any business, allowing it to function effectively and profitably. Businesses must balance the need to have a lot of data with the requirement to safeguard and preserve private customer data. This is a challenge posed by new and evolving privacy laws, such as California’s GDPR and Europe’s CCPA as well as long-standing laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Securities and Exchange Commission rules that protect the financial information of shareholders as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard for data about consumer payments.

To protect your data the first step is to record all your data and secure it. This includes identifying and classifying data according to its sensitivity level, and determining access levels. It is also crucial to implement a policy that safeguards data even when it is in motion or in rest. Using a software that can detect and monitor the activity of files and detect anomalous patterns can help you identify suspicious activity and quickly spot and reduce vulnerabilities, such as outdated software and configurations.

Then, a comprehensive backup and recovery strategy that includes physical storage media is vital. Last but not least it is essential to ensure that you have a solid system of security, ranging from background checks for employees who are seeking to be hired and regular training for current employees, as well as terminating employees that no longer require access to vital systems. Additionally, it’s important to establish a disaster recovery plan to ensure that your data is secured in the event of a natural or man-made catastrophe.