Safe Data Storage

Safe Data Storage

Safe data storage is an essential aspect of any IT strategy. It is about identifying and reducing risks to the security of sensitive or confidential information while keeping that information accessible to those who need it.

The most important and fundamental aspect of storing data safely is to ensure that the physical security of a data storage location, record or file is as secure as possible to prevent unauthorized access by insiders or external attackers. This is done by using role-based access control to limit the range and depth of a user’s access rights. It also involves using an instrument to record the removal and re-entry of records in order to avoid data being removed or obtained by unauthorized users.

A strong password is another important aspect of safe data storage. Passwords must be hard to guess and should not be shared with anyone or left on desks, where they can easily be discovered.

Furthermore, the use of immutable storage is a good method of preventing malicious actors from altering the data stored in disks, SSDs and the cloud. This is achieved through a combination of the use of encryption and other security measures, such as traffic profiling and machine learning-based data loss prevention systems.

Of course, no data storage system is completely secure however the objective should be to make it as hard to hack as possible, so that the cost to hackers is greater than the value of the compromised data. A comprehensive IT infrastructure to ensure secure data storage should include regular updates and patches for all operating systems and software, a robust network security infrastructure that blocks unauthorized users from accessing storage systems, and redundant storage to protect against hardware failure or natural disasters.