What is Data Security?

Data Security is a practice of keeping data protected from corruption, unauthorized access and the latest Ransomware. The aim of implementing data security in enterprise IT environment is to ensure privacy while protecting personal or corporate data.

There has been a huge emphasis on data security as of late, largely because of the internet. There are a number of options for locking down your data from software solutions to hardware mechanisms. Hence, if you’re not following the essential guidelines, your sensitive information just may be at risk.

Encryption- Data encryption has become a critical security feature for data in transit and rest. The encryption algorithm uses security mechanisms like mathematical schemes and algorithms to scramble data into unreadable text. It can be decoded or decrypted by the party that possesses the associated key.

User authentication- This feature has turned into a strong data security feature these days. To explain in simple terms, when you log into an email or blog account, you are diverted to a sign-in page that allows you to log into applications, files, folders, and even an entire computer system. As soon as the user logs into the web page, they can enjoy a lot of privileges until they log out. Some systems will cancel a session if your machine has been idle for a certain amount of time—say 5 to 15 minutes, requiring to a re-login into the web page.

Nowadays, a single sign-in scheme is also being implemented into strong user authentication systems. This requires users to login using multiple factors of authentication such as a one time password sent to their smart phone, a smart card access or a finger print or the latest retina scanner.

Backup solutions- Unless we backup critical or production data, data security seems to be incomplete. That’s due to the fact that data in a machine is always prone to get compromised. Users can suddenly be hit with a malware infection which can destroy files, someone could hack the system and gain hold of data to demand ransomware and some hackers might sell the data. When everything else fails, a reliable backup solution will allow you to restore your data instead of starting completely from scratch.

Thus, the main focus behind data security is to ensure privacy while protecting personal or corporate data.

Need professional help to keep your enterprise data safe and secure?

You can approach DNF Corporation for all your data security needs. DNF will work with your data personnel to evaluate the existing encryption strategy and policies. This process will start with getting detailed asset information on your organization’s hardware and software environment, sensitive data, and current security policy management sets. In combination with your corporate objectives, DNF team will determine the business objectives for encrypting data-at-rest. From these objectives, DNF will derive a plan and proposal to address the policies, architecture, and scope of the project to keep you protected to the fullest.

Please visit DNF Contact Us page to know several different ways to begin the conversation


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