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What is data security?

In the same way an organization takes care of its employees, customers, and finances, it also needs to ensure its sensitive data is well protected.

Data security is mandated by regulations such as HIPAA, SOX, and GDPR and to ensure compliance, organizations have a duty to safeguard data privacy by preventing unauthorized access.

In theory, the principle behind data security sounds relatively simple.

In practice, data security presents a major challenge for organizations, especially when you consider the large volumes and different types of data generated, stored, sent, and received on a daily basis, and the complexity of today’s hybrid IT environments.

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Why a data security policy matters

Data security is the practice of identifying and protecting sensitive data, and ensuring it remains secure throughout its lifecycle.

The data that requires protection is dependent on the compliance regulation or standard that governs the organization – this could be by:

Data security solutions facilitate the proper handling of this data, helping organizations achieve and maintain compliance through the management and control of data at rest, in use, and in motion.

Data security methods

People, process, and technology all play a key role when it comes to how data security is applied.

To reduce risk and meet data protection and privacy regulations, safeguarding methods need to include a combination of access, security, and organizational controls.

Access to sensitive data needs to be restricted both physically and online.

Systems, networks, and applications need the appropriate administrative and security controls, and employees need policies that allow them to understand and implement industry best practices.

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Data security solutions from HelpSystems

HelpSystems provides tools to help improve your organization’s data security and compliance posture.

Our data security solutions allow you to understand your sensitive data and keep it secure throughout its lifecycle, no matter where it resides (on premise or in the cloud), or how it’s shared.

Data Classification

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The foundation of a solid data security strategy begins with data classification.

Identify and prioritize the data you need to protect, including critical unstructured data such as intellectual property.

Our data classification solutions offer essential management and control of your data to ensure compliance – and our experts work with you to select the best solution to fit your needs.

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Adaptive Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

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Minimize the risk of a data breach by automatically removing sensitive data from emails and documents as they are sent or transferred to and from the cloud.

Adaptive DLP applies an additional layer of real-time sanitization to protect your organization from phishing, ransomware, and other Advanced Persistent Threats.

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Secure Managed File Transfer (MFT)

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An automated MFT solution provides a secure and compliant way to share data within and outside your organization, all through a centralized platform.

With the addition of Adaptive DLP, you can ensure that files sent and received do not contain any sensitive data or unwanted cyber threats.

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Data Encryption

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Encrypting data at rest and in motion is a key requirement for many regulations and is your last line of defense to ensure your sensitive data does not fall into the wrong hands.

Our solutions can limit the impact of a data breach as the data cannot be decrypted without the appropriate key.

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