Data protection policies and solutions safeguard data from destruction or compromise. With proper data protection protocols, only authorized people can access and alter the information — ensuring malicious actors do not obtain the information or users cannot accidentally change it.
Privacy laws and regulations, such as the General Data Protect Regulation (GDPR), have increased the importance of data protection. Cybercriminals seeking to profit from stored data through ransomware attacks or by stealing personal information, such as credit card numbers, are also increasing the necessity of a comprehensive data protection strategy.
Organizations implement a variety of cybersecurity and authorization policies to protect stored information, including Zero Trust Security, encryption, network security policies and cybersecurity mesh.