Data security issues and corresponding solutions

Data security plays an indispensable role in daily life and work since it is closely related to personal privacy, corporate commercial privacy and national confidential file protection. Data security is composed of multiple parts, including system security, technical security, operational security, storage security, transmission security, security products and services.

Data security is facing severe menace

During the course of utilizing computer, the menace to data safety appears to increase the risk and pose threat on data base safety, making the confidential data scanned, altered and even stolen if unauthorized users get access to those data. Unfortunately, the data safety can not be guaranteed if users just lay emphasis on the security of data base solely, so they have to pay much attention to other things, including database physical storage buildings, staffs that are able to access the system, networks, and operating systems. To let users know more about the threats to data safety, we will introduce the commonly seen issues as follows:

Unexpected losses with human faults, software and hardware damages included can be tackled by carrying out operations like establishing unifying software installation and hardware maintenance schedules. It is unavoidable for users to suffer data loss, but users can lower the losses as much as possible if they take all aspects into consideration. Furthermore, the much more severe effects are likely to be caused by non-accidental factors, so users need to focus much on them to maintain data safe.

Fraud and theft: Under such circumstances, unauthorized users may alter the data they get. The measure that can be taken is to insure physical security of data by avoiding unauthorized users easily accessing the location with computers, servers, telecommunication facilities and important files. Download the latest patches or security updates and make sure that the operating system is set up to receive automatic updates. Furthermore, users need to install virus-checking and anti-spyware tool and fire wall on computers.

Privacy and confidentiality damage: Home and business users must have stored sensitive data in computers, so there is a great chance to suffer from great economic losses if the data have been lost. For home users, they are likely to lose confidential data, suffer from racketeering, and even get stuck in civil dispute. However, for business users, they will become vulnerable in fierce competition. As a result, the compulsory policies must be introduced to maintain data safe to the largest degree.

Data integrity damage: When data integrity is damaged, the data will be invalid and even destroyed. In this situation, users should develop a good habit of backing up sensitive data regularly. Once encountering such circumstances, users are able to resort to the backup in order to recover data thoroughly.