Safe Data Storage

Safe data storage is a critical element of any business IT strategy. It involves identifying and reducing risks to the security of sensitive or confidential data while keeping that information accessible to those who need it.

The most fundamental aspect of secure data storage is to ensure that the physical security of a data storage location, record or file is as secure as it can be to protect against unauthorized access by outside attackers or insiders. This includes the use of role-based access control to limit the extent and scope of access privileges granted to a user. This also includes using a system for recording the removal and re-entry of records in order to prevent data from being removed or retrieving without authorization.

Another important element of safe data storage is the use of an extremely secure password to safeguard all records. Passwords should be hard to guess, and should not be shared or stored open for inspection.

Additionally, the use immutable storage is an effective method of preventing bad actors from altering the data stored on disks, SSDs and the cloud. This is accomplished by a combination of the use of encryption as well as other security controls, such as traffic profiling and machine learning-based security systems that prevent data loss.

Data storage systems are not guaranteed to be impenetrable. However, the aim is to make it so difficult to hack that the cost for hackers exceeds what is worth the information. A comprehensive IT infrastructure to ensure safe data storage will also include regular updates and patches for all operating systems and software, a robust security infrastructure for networks that blocks unauthorized users from accessing storage systems, and redundant storage to protect against hardware failure or natural disasters.