There are many types of data security that safeguard sensitive data from unauthorized access. These security measures include encryption and access restrictions (both digital and physical). From the world’s largest banks that handle huge amounts of financial and personal data to the one-man business storing the contact details of its customers on a mobile phone, all businesses deal with data in some way. In this scenario it is more vital than ever that businesses adopt good data protection measures.

Data breaches are commonplace every day, and they can cost companies in terms of lost revenue due to interruptions in operations, incident response costs, legal charges as well as regulatory fines. You can protect your data by implementing different processes and technologies such as access controls, encryption of data and regularly backing up your data.

Authentication: This procedure involves checking a user’s identity before giving them access to the data they need to do their job. It’s akin to using a password or fingerprint to gain access to your computer.

Data masking scrambles data into a format that only authorized users can read, which means that when hackers get access to the data they’ll receive nothing useful. It’s also a good idea to implement solutions such as file and dataset encryption and tokenization, which can help secure your data more by requiring specific software to unlock the information.