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Five Easy Steps for Securing Data

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    Step #2: Implement a need-to-know policy. 

    To minimize the risk of human error (or curiosity), create policies that limit access to particular data sets. Designate access based on airtight job descriptions. Also be sure to automate access-log entries so no one who's had access to a particular data set goes undetected.

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Five Easy Steps for Securing Data

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    Step #2: Implement a need-to-know policy. 

    To minimize the risk of human error (or curiosity), create policies that limit access to particular data sets. Designate access based on airtight job descriptions. Also be sure to automate access-log entries so no one who's had access to a particular data set goes undetected.

While data security has always been an important issue for businesses, after the massive data breaches suffered in 2014, it has become a critical priority for IT leaders across the world. In an effort to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices, January 28th has been declared Data Privacy Day. It's currently recognized and celebrated in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries.

Businesses of all sizes can benefit from clear, actionable tips on how to improve their data security. In fact, Iron Mountain's 2014 Data Protection Predictors survey reveals that data loss is IT leaders' primary concern. Fueling their anxieties is the fact that the amount of data they manage continues to soar — and this data lives in multiple formats throughout their enterprise.

Here are five steps you can take this month to celebrate Data Privacy Day and improve your security plan.