Protecting your business from data leaks
Data protection for businesses has been becoming more than vital for some time now.
The European institutions have introduced sanctions measures for all companies that will be victims of a data leak that could jeopardize the personal information of anyone using their services. In addition, "Data protection requires access control, the use of DLP solutions, active monitoring and user awareness. Gamliel Bellahsen, ANED journalist.
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all what could be apprehended today as negligence of the companies' share of the personal data management is sanctioned more or less severely, under the legal guise of the sacrosanct General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD). So it doesn't matter the size of the business whether it is a small, large-scale is in order. Protect personal data.
Sanctions for leaking personal data can rise up to 20 million. from the kind it is required any company to report any form of data leakage. Value fine deterrence because it now forces all companies to embrace the compliance with rules and practices, while improving the treatment of personal data at the edge of ethical and legal requirements.
Regarding measures to protect against leaks the first step will be to determine the first step reasons for the leaks. This will make it easy now to guard against it. On the other hand, let's not kid ourselves. It doesn't matter what security measure will be put in place, data leakage is always and always will be possible.
besides we need to think about improving control over access to critical data. Indeed, not everyone should have access to all types of data any way. It will take a very methodical organization determining accreditation levels and consultation fees as well as data processing in light of the objectives. From this point of view, it will be necessary determine how this data is stored and how it is appropriate to protect them then. In the event that this data still escapes control and leakage, it should be able to assess the most possible the consequences that this could cause to weigh about the company.
By taking separate access control management, it is several questions should be asked:
1- Who can access the data?
2- When can I access the data?
3- What kind of data?
4- Where can you access it?
The criteria of who, when, what, and where are essential to build a first safety mechanism around the your data.
After securing access to data, it is necessary to consider, of course, a multi-factor authentication mode. If the test 'who' is essential among the criteria for access, the fact remains that than the "how? must also intervene at this level. In this way, you will have a second layer of security that will only make you insure. And this is primordial
In third place, you'll have to think about putting DLP's solution, the "Data Loss Prevention" that will allow you to be kept informed in the event of a data leak, and will then allow you to apply a strategy ranging from control of emails to other types of sensitive data. by Elsewhere, you'll also need to think about encrypting your data. In the event of a theft, you be sure that the content will not be misused.
Finally, you will need to set up a technology monitoring system to raise awareness and train your staff. This will allow you to first be informed in real time of all the new methods that will be put in place to steal your personal data because the cases are legion. Then this will allow you to often bring some information to your staff which is for the most part the main cause of the leaks you suffer. Informing and training it also reduces the risk that it (staff) will participate and unconsciously make your information system vulnerable. Experts also advise practical exercises involving false cases of data leaks to assess staff responsiveness and to identify vulnerabilities that could be filled before they are exploited by cyber criminals.
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