As enterprises become more aware of the importance of data to guide business practices, they’re also increasing concerned about the security of their data. This means securing sensitive information from threats like natural disasters and hackers that could destroy storage devices and unintentional deletion or damage caused by employees. It’s a complex task that requires balancing the three primary concerns: confidentiality, integrity and accessibility.
Secure Technologies and Data Storage
Data storage security refers to a set of physical, technological and administrative safeguards that shield systems and data from insecure access, tampering or theft. It’s a broad concept that covers hardware management and application development, as well as network security controls. A comprehensive security plan, with clearly defined policies and plans is the most effective way to manage storage.
Depending on the industries and the countries in which companies operate, there could be regulations that have implications for security of data. PCI-DSS and Sarbanes Oxley are examples. These regulations could establish security requirements but they typically leave the choice of methods and techniques to the organization.
It is a popular and effective method to secure data. It renders files unreadable until a key has been authorized. However the cryptographic processing that is required can cause slowdowns in applications and negatively impact performance. This is why new technologies such as Intel(r) Software Guard Extensions allow you to accelerate encryption and improve security without sacrificing performance. This allows organizations to have the best of both: enhanced performance and more security for data.