Data Management is said to be the need of the hour for organisations if they wish to really enjoy the benefits of data. Data is now a term which everyone is aware of. The per capita data consumption in India has increased by around 15 times from 0.26 GB to 4 GB per month as per TRAI from the year 2014 to 2017. The following are some of the tips which every organisation should follow:
- UNDERSTAND VALUE OF DATA
You must segregate your data as regular, important and mission critical. When a breach happens, the system needs to allow data recovery from storage in real time.
- UNDERSTAND INDUSTRY REQUIREMENTS
The data management system should be compliant with the Industry rules and regulations.
- BUILD DATA SECURITY PLAN
The data available should be secured by encryption protocols and should be password protected right from the hardware level to operating system and application level.
- DEVELOP SECURE DATA
Regular backing up of data is important in multiple storage systems across multiple locations.
The pitfalls of data breach should be known by all the associates and they should also be trained on the procedures to be followed in order to ensure data security.
- SECURE END OF LIFE IT ASSET DISPOSITION
There is a need for organisations to follow secure methods of data sanitisation in order to safeguard privacy and to prevent breach.
- DATA AUDITS
Regular audits should be undertaken in order to check for any pitfalls in the Data security process and avoid any breach in future.
- DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN
Organization should have a strategy which should be followed in the event of data loss due to any man-made or natural disasters. Live replication of data should be ensured at multiple geographies.