Most major organizations and startup businesses in this era have moved to digital applications. This is not just a trend or craze but rather a shift from the use of traditional data management software and moving to digital software to keep your data software. It speeds up the process of exchanging collaborative data with an organization using various devices. It helps in avoiding the stress of using traditional software that are expensive and involves a complicated process of installation, management, testing, and data security within an organization. Using digital data management computing software provides organizations with a better means of centralized data storage infrastructure using digital applications.
Prudence is a common governing principle needed to secure your data in this era of digital evolution tactically. While most the technologies used for data management have their security measures that provides better protection to keep stored date secured and safe when using their technology, organizations can also take their security measures to secure their data further.
Below are ways you can tactically secure your data in this era of digital evolution
Exercise control over employees with access to company sensitive data
You should assign a particular employee to be an administrator to your organizations’ digital data storage system. There should be a particular number of individuals having the privilege of accessing your company’s digital data containing your trade secrets and intellectual property materials. You should employ a proper security measure in limiting the access to digital data storage of your employees to avoid any issues related to data security breach and leakage. The individual in charge of your company’s digital data should confidential and trusted to handle and manage the sensitive data and information of your company. Also, they should be properly trained on how to securely manage the data and perform a controlled data management system.
Separate digital data information
Some digital data may consist of information needed for the efficient management and the day to day running of your organization. These data are usually shared and frequently exchanged among staffs. In other to exercise a better security and control over digital data, your organization’s data administrator should separate the available digital data and employ an additional encryption process before one can have access to the sensitive data of the organization. You should separate your company’s data according to the level of their sensitivity, provide additional security procedures to process access requests, and provide effective monitoring process on each level of digital data.
Develop a broad data loss prevention strategy
You should employ a comprehensive data loss prevention strategy to identify monitor, and protect user data, data in circulation on your organization’s network, and data stored on your storage systems, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. It will prevent your organization from being breached and transform sensitive data into an operational asset.
Assess your vulnerabilities
It is daunting to access the volume and evolution of digital data in this era. It requires you to have an in-depth knowledge of the organizational risks and vulnerabilities, as well as the latest threats and the most effective protection and technologies for combating them. When you know these risks, you will be able to target limited security strategies and resources.
Adapt an internal and dynamic perimeter control and advanced analytics
Employing advanced analytics to your organization’s digital data system will help in providing a protection layer that will secure all valuable data. You will be able to easily evaluate your digital infrastructure with real-time reports on the security performance of your digital storage system. With a dynamic internal security perimeter set up, you can control who has access, how to access, when to access the data stored on your server within any given time.