As companies become more aware of the value of data to drive business practices, they’re becoming more concerned with securing their data. This means protecting sensitive data from threats such as natural disasters that can wipe out storage devices, as well as unauthorized deletions or damage caused by employees. It’s a challenge that requires keeping in mind three primary considerations such as integrity, confidentiality and availability.
Secure Technologies and Data Storage
Data storage security refers to the collection of technical, physical and administrative safeguards to guard the data and systems from unauthorized access to, tampering, theft, or destruction. It’s a broad concept that includes hardware management applications development and security controls. A comprehensive security plan, with clear policies and a plan, is essential to ensuring efficient storage.
Depending on industries and countries in which companies operate and operate, they could be regulated with implications for data storage security. PCI-DSS and Sarbanes Oxley are examples. These regulations could establish security standards, but they often leave the selection of the methods and technology to the organization.
Encryption is a widely used and effective method of securing data. It makes files unreadable unless a key is legally authorized. However the cryptographic processing can slow down applications and impact performance. Intel(r) Software Guard Extensions, such as can help increase security and increase encryption speed without decreasing performance. So, organizations can enjoy the best of both worlds: better performance and more robust security for data.