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The Different Types of Data Safety

There are many types of data security, but the most important ones include:

Authentication — The process of confirming that the people who have access to your data are who they say they are. This includes passwords or multifactor identification as well as other methods of identity verification.

Encryption — The process of changing information into an unreadable format, so only those with the appropriate keys are able to view it. This protects sensitive data in transit and at rest including databases, files and emails.

Monitoring is the practice of stopping malicious actors from gaining access to or moving data out of your organization’s network by blocking or intercepting them at the gateway. This could include data loss prevention (DLP) technology and encryption, as well as training employees on best practices.

Backups -The ability to quickly and securely restore data in the event of a system malfunction such as a cyberattack, disaster, or data breach. This can be achieved by creating a backup of the data in a different format or by keeping it in the cloud.

Data minimization — The process of storing only the amount of information needed by your business. This minimizes your vulnerability as hackers will have less targets to target. It also saves you money on storage and avoids bloat which could lead to compliance issues.


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