Data protection is perhaps the main task of every modern business, both small and large. After all, no one wants data about customers and services to pass to third parties. However, there are several common threats to company data and common ways to protect against data loss.
Data protection is a company priority
The use of IT technologies in an enterprise is associated with risks related to ensuring the protection of corporate information. And the reasons for this are not so much the actions of competitors or hackers as insufficient attention to these issues by the management of the enterprise.
The corporate security policy should regulate the implementation of information protection mechanisms against internal and external threats and address the problems of secure data transmission both within the enterprise network and via the global Internet.
Ensuring the integrity and safety of information within the Corporate network, communication within the web can be placed on individual users’ workstations, databases (banks) of data, and multidimensional data warehouses on servers.
The main security measures in this case are:
- Access control (user authentication, passwords, software keys).
- Data reservation.
- Protection against harmful software that can damage the data structure or change file attributes.
- Increasing the fault tolerance of systems as a whole.
- Use of DLP systems to protect against information leakage.
To ensure effective protection against external threats, the entire network infrastructure must be audited. Depending on the identified vulnerabilities, specialists form a software and hardware package. The most effective ways to improve security against external threats:
- Organization of a demilitarized zone.
- Control and accounting of traffic of network connections.
- Anti-virus software, intrusion protection system.
- Protection against spyware and DDoS attacks.
To increase the security and reliability of data transmission both within the corporate network and on the global Internet, you can:
- Use of VPN channels when connecting remote users.
- Segmentation of the corporate network with the introduction of restrictions on access rights,
- Use of encryption tools.
Information security issues are usually delegated to situational and authentication centers in large organizations. The first allows you to detect incidents and take measures to reduce the likelihood of their recurrence. The latter is responsible for access control and management, limiting the degree of third-party impact on corporate data.
In both cases, the effectiveness of the results depends on the timeliness of the measures taken and the relevance of the software and hardware tools used.
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To choose a virtual data room, you need to understand the budget for this event, requests (what exactly do you need VDR technology for), look at several options, and evaluate their functionality, ease of use, and accessibility for your employees.
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