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The Three Pillars of Data Security

Data security is the safeguarding of systems and data against misuse, unauthorized access and use. This helps to avoid data breaches, which could lead to business disruption and financial losses, compliance penalties, and reputational damage. Modern approaches to data protection include a combination of tools, technology and best practices that focus on three pillars: Confidentiality, Integrity and Integrity.

The first step towards effective data security is to create and maintaining an inventory and mapping of your data sets. This includes cataloguing all data stored in your data centers, network-attached storage, desktops, mobile devices, cloud services offered by third-party companies and software applications. It’s also important to consider physical storage, such as external hard drives, USB sticks, as well as the discarded printed documents and files. These are often neglected however they can contain valuable confidential data. Cybercriminals are likely to take advantage of this.

Once you’ve gotten a better understanding of your data sets, you will need to classify sensitive information in order to determine the location and where it is situated within your infrastructure. This will help you prioritize security measures, ensuring that only the most vital data is secured and that information that is not as critical is readily accessible. It also allows you to meet regulatory and industry standards, like those applicable to health care, finance and telecommunications.

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