Data security refers to the process of protecting data from unauthorized access and data corruption throughout its lifecycle.
Data security includes data encryption, hashing, tokenization, and key management practices that protect data across all applications and platforms.
As a CISO or CIO, you must take steps to ensure that your data security practices are up-to-date and can withstand the ever-changing landscape of threats. Here are four tips to help you protect your business amidst unpredictable change.
Understand Your Data Protection Risks
The first step to protecting your business is to understand your specific risks.
- What type of data are you trying to protect?
- Where is this data stored?
- Who has access to this data?
By understanding your risks, you can create a tailored security plan that specifically addresses the needs of your business.
Encrypt Your Data
One of the most effective ways to protect your data is to encrypt it. Encryption makes it difficult for attackers to access your data if they manage to breach your systems. When choosing an encryption method, be sure to select a strong cipher that will be resistant to brute force attacks.
Implement Identity and Access Management measures
Identity and access management (IAM) controls help you regulate who has access to your systems and data. IAM measures such as user authentication and authorization can help prevent unauthorized users from accessing sensitive information.
By implementing IAM controls, you can help reduce the risk of data breaches and ensure that only authorized users have access to your systems.
Train Your Employees on Data Security Practices
Your employees are one of your greatest assets—but they can also be one of your greatest liabilities when it comes to data security. Employee mistakes such as clicking on phishing emails or sharing passwords can lead to serious consequences for your business.
That’s why it’s important to train your employees on data security best practices and make sure they understand the importance of keeping your information safe.
Data breaches are becoming more common—and more costly—every year.
As a CISO or CIO, it’s imperative that you take steps to protect your business from these threats. By understanding your risks, encrypting your data, implementing IAM controls, and training your employees on proper data security practices, you can help keep your business safe amidst unpredictable change.
FCN IT can help you with everything from identifying and assessing risks to implementing controls and testing them regularly.
We also have a plan in place to quickly respond and recover if something does happen. And we continuously work to improve our security measures so that we can better protect your business in the future.
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