Nobody is immune to bad luck and on a Friday 13 all care is few! More than ever, companies need to guard against potential attacks that lead to loss of important and confidential information. As far as data loss is concerned, prevention is always the best solution. It’s through daily data that companies can analyze their audience, define marketing campaigns and guide the entire business strategy. However, there are more and more threats to information security, so it is crucial to define strategies to minimize the impact in case of loss of important data. In today’s article, we leave you some tips on what to do when bad luck knocks on our door!
Encryption and masking of data
Data encryption transforms information by using an algorithm so that there is no easy and perceivable access by third parties, but only by those who have the correct encryption key, which shows its true meaning. Data masking creates a version similar to the original data in terms of structure but without revealing its true information, thus ensuring the protection of private data. Its original format remains intact, but the data presented is not true. Masked data can be used in test and auditing environments without compromising the result of the analysis and ensuring the confidentiality of sensitive information. It is essential to use at least one of these tools so that even if the information is collected by a third party it cannot be deciphered. Datapeers is a data masking tool that offers a variety of sophisticated scrambling techniques to protect sensitive data, replacing them irreversibly with fictitious but realistic data.
In most cases, companies don’t condition access to certain documents by some employees and this can seriously jeopardize information security. It is important that each employee has only access to the data that he or she really needs, otherwise, if there is a computer attack, it’s difficult to find out where they came from. It is also essential that companies block access to sensitive information over unsafe public networks. In this way, the probability of suffering external attacks is minimized on a large scale.
It is very important to have a recovery service in the Cloud, so that even in case of computer disasters there is no total and definitive loss of data. RAAS, for example, is a dedicated infrastructure with selective replication. This service enables near-instant disaster activation on virtual servers in a remote environment. In this way, even in the case of more extreme disasters, the information is easily recovered, not interfering with the usual performance of the company.