What’s the Difference Between Data Security & Data Privacy?

What’s the Difference Between Data Security & Data Privacy?

“Data Privacy” and “Data Security” are two terms that can sometimes be used interchangeably. Especially by those who aren’t in the field of data protection. However, in this particular sector of the industry, they mean two very different things. Understanding the relationship between them is essential for grasping the complexity of regulatory compliance. This article is a quick primer that illustrates how privacy and security differ and how they work together as building blocks of regular data operation. Data Security vs Data Privacy In simple terms, security means securing data against unauthorized access. Privacy is about managing and defining authorized access. Data security is a technical issue that involves building robust defense mechanisms in your digital infrastructure. Data privacy is …

Data Security: 4 Ways Your Team Can Do Better

Data Security: 4 Ways Your Team Can Do Better

In recent years, news coverage of high profile data breaches resulted in the assumption that data heists are always sophisticated efforts by devious hackers in far-off lands. The reality is much more plain. According to a recent study by Securis, simple employee error causes 25% of data breaches. If your team spends all its time anticipating black swan events, it’s easy to overlook everyday safeguards. Organizations need to take the necessary steps to keep data secure in a fast-moving business environment. In some jurisdictions (EU), a designated Data Protection Officer oversees the day-to-day management of organizational data security processes. If you’re a large organization operating in GDPR territory or an SME preparing for greater data regulation (CCPA), you can take …

Security & Privacy: Minimizing Data Breach Risk at the Source

Security & Privacy: Minimizing Data Breach Risk at the Source

Thus far, we’ve spent much time examining the core principles of the GDPR and other pieces of data regulation. We’ve worked through some of the implications these documents carry for the UX and back-end functionality of consumer-facing applications. However, there are many other components to your business’s robust, secure data operation. Let’s look at the core principles of ensuring your hardware, software, and applications are securely spec’d to withstand attack. It’s no secret, threats to digital security are on the rise. The consequences of a data breaches are a PR nightmare of epic proportions (Hello Equifax). Start with the steps to get smart about your company’s infrastructure. Encrypt On-Premise Storage Devices Many businesses continue to use SSD’s and HDD’s as …