The discipline of data security manifests through many capabilities that protect information at rest, in motion, and in use.
The average cost of a data breach in 2019 was calculated at $3.92 million which involved 25,575 accounts that year according to a report by the Ponemon Institute and IBM Security. High-profile companies such as Capital One, Evite, and Zynga experienced data breaches that exposed more than 100 million customer accounts each. Data breeches must be disclosed to customers, so they can be costly events that result in multi-million dollar lawsuits and settlements.
Many organizations realize two things, the value of data and the cost to protect data are increasing simultaneously. This makes protecting data with patches a very cost-prohibitive solution. More security layers and patches only add an equal cost to the overall situation. Instead, IT teams must design and implement the right data management strategy from the beginning and, select the right solutions.
To make matters worse, the median data volume that companies currently have under management – in both structured and unstructured formats – is now greater than 630TB, which is expected to exceed 820TB within two years. Data breeches must be disclosed to customers, so they can be costly events that result in multimillion-dollar lawsuits and settlements.
One best practice area for any data security strategy is database protection. This includes such things as monitoring database activity to detect unusual user activity, as well as conducting regular access reviews to identify old and unnecessary permissions. Both of which OneDB permits through its OneDB Explore front-end UX tool. It includes encrypting data, which OneDB does at various levels: column level; all or selected database storage units – and subspaces; backup archives; client-server & server-server communication. And of course, enforcing the least amount of privilege possible to carry out a function policy is also prudent.
OneDB is a safe, cost-effective and efficient choice for data management. To learn more about how the HCL OneDB data platform will support your data security strategy, visit us at https://hcltechsw.com/products/onedb.