Category: Data archiving
27 July, 2012
Managing data always seems to focus on the information that is vital to the day to day running of a business.
While this is important, as losing this data could have dramatic repercussions on the future of the business, longer-term data assets still need to be protected.
Introducing a data archiving process will make sure information that firms have a legal requirement to keep is secure, but that it doesn't impinge on essential storage space.
David Mahdi, product manager at Entrust.com, suggested that if archived data is sensitive or confidential, encryption really is the best way to protect it.
"It's not impenetrable - but in many cases with the compliance acts, if you are hacked and have fairly strong policies, depending on the compliance, you may not even have to disclose that they were breached in the first place, because the information was protected," he explained.
However he added that encryption should also be considered for active data, such as emails and live documents for a belts and braces approach.
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Posted by Ceilidh Robertson