What is data security?

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Data security is a critical yet often neglected aspect of cybersecurity. It involves protecting data from unauthorized access to prevent theft, corruption, misuse, and regulatory compliance violations. Despite the importance of data in the digital era, its protection has often lagged behind infrastructure and application measures. Organizations need more effective ways to manage access, authentication, and authorization for data across various environments such as cloud, databases, and on-prem servers. Data security is identity-centric and granular, requiring a way to manage the exact data each identity can access and what they can do with it. The evolution of data security strategies and solutions has intensified due to the increasing movement of data to the cloud. To address these challenges, organizations need to prioritize data security and implement centralized platforms that provide visibility and control across their entire hybrid or multi-cloud data ecosystem.


Date published
May 24, 2022

Teju Shyamsundar

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