Safe Data Storage

As the volume of data grows exponentially, safeguarding digital assets becomes increasingly important. Secure data storage is the way businesses can protect themselves from costly ransomware attacks as well as other cyber threats that can compromise the security of their valuable data. This article will help you protect data whether it’s stored physically on hard drives or USBs or even online in cloud storage solutions.

Backups are a crucial part of a safe data storage system. Making a second copy of any data file means that if the file is lost due to a hardware malfunction or theft, or even an fire there will be another copy of the file. However, this isn’t enough to protect against all threats.

To ensure that backups are secure storage administrators must follow a few key practices:

Encryption — all sensitive data that is stored at rest and in motion must be secured. This ensures that no one can access the data unless they have the encryption keys, which should be kept in a separate storage area and regularly updated.

Anomaly detection — a strong security system for networks should be in place to detect and address any unusual behavior that could signal that a possible attack is underway. This is often a good way to catch attackers who are in the act and stop them from stealing information from storage systems.

Immutable storage — it’s best to have multiple copies of the same files and the main copy should be unchangeable. This functions as a time capsule for your data, preserving it exactly as it was when it was originally saved.