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5 Must skills that you should have to keep your data secure

As artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the world, there are threats pertaining to its bad use since it has much-widened scope nowadays and its bad use can’t be projected out of reality.

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So, in such situation, to keep your systems secure, you should have the required skills to make sure that you are relatively secure than others because security is always relative. Below 5 Data Security Skills that are must for a secure data system:

Encryption:

It works in the sense that it protects the data between our physical assets. Also the data that is transfer between different sources, like the mobile application WhatsApp. There has to be always certainty that our data is protected and it doesn’t go in the wrong hands. It is one of the most powerful ways to maintain your data secure. Organizations who have clouds, data encryption is necessary since all their data is in transition. If it gets intercepted, it is difficult for a hacker to gain much from it because encryption locks access to unauthorized readers.

Intrusion Detection and Response:

If there is a breach of your system, there should be some response that makes sure that the data shows resistance to the attacker. It is known as intrusion detection and response. Most companies use Network Intrusion Detection Systems for their work so that every thing works right on the way if some intruder gets in the way. A solid breach framework will ensure you’ve got resources in place and an easy-to-follow set of instructions for sealing the breach and making the arrangements for follow up afterward.

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Firewalls:

Palo Alto Networks defines a firewall as “A network security device that grants or rejects network access to traffic flows between an untrusted zone (e.g., the Internet) and a trusted zone (e.g., a private or corporate network). The firewall acts as the demarcation point or “traffic cop” in the network, as all communication should flow through it and it is where traffic is granted or rejected access.”

It must be assured that you get the highest level of firewall capability to keep important information like passwords and other information, secure at all times.

Penetration Testing:

While everyone can intrude into the system, we have to find out the weaknesses and flaws in a network to make sure that it is done in the right way. A network administrator skilled with penetration testing can help locate these issues. You should get on with this skill as this reduces the vulnerability of the system and makes it more secure.

Data Loss Prevention (DLP):

It is a must have since it forms the core of a good security system practice. Data Loss is a common and a user can often be the weakest link in the security chain by sending sensitive or critical information outside the corporate network. A data loss prevention strategy can help you educate the user.

So, now you have read some of the basics skills that should be on board in your company, then why not incorporate them. Secure your data at all times, no matter the size of your company. Want to add more, please let us know in your comments.

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