The Different Types of Data Safety

There are a variety of security for data, but the most important ones include:

Authentication — The process of confirming that those accessing your information are who they say they are. This includes passwords, multifactor identification and other methods for confirming identity.

Encryption – the process of making data unreadable format to ensure that only those who have the appropriate keys can access it. This protects sensitive information in transit and at rest such as databases, files and email messages.

Monitoring – The practice that blocks malicious actors from getting access to or moving data outside of your network’s security by blocking or intercepting at the gateway. This may include data loss prevention (DLP) technology as well as educating employees on best practices.

Backups — The possibility to quickly and safely restore data in the event that a system failure or cyberattack, catastrophe, or data breach happens. This can be accomplished by creating a copy the data in a different format or by placing it in the cloud.

Data minimization is the process of storing only information that is essential to your business. This minimizes your vulnerability as hackers will have less targets to target. It also saves storage costs and helps prevent bloat that could result in compliance issues.