Data Protection vs. Data Security in the Age of Cyber Threats

By Sunil Sonkar
3 Min Read
Data Protection vs. Data Security in the Age of Cyber Threats

In our digital world, data is like the engine making businesses go and shaping how we live. But, it is always in danger from cyber attackers. According to a recent IBM report, the global average cost of a data breach is a staggering $4.45 million.


Understanding data protection and data security is important. Data security is like a superhero guarding digital data against unauthorized access, theft or damage. But wait, there is more. Data protection is like the big plan, making sure we use data in a good and legal way. It is not just about security. It also follows privacy laws, asks for permission and lets people control their own data.

Data privacy, led by rules like GDPR and CCPA, is about being responsible with personal info. Data protection is like the base that helps achieve data privacy. It makes sure companies have the right security stuff to follow these rules.

Here are some practical steps to keep your data safe:

Data Classification: Categorize data based on importance and sensitivity, applying suitable security measures for each type.

Access Control: Regulate employee access, limiting it to necessary data only.

Security Awareness Training: Educate employees on data security and the importance of keeping sensitive data safe.

Strong Passwords and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Enforce strong passwords and use MFA for added account security.

Data Encryption: Make data unreadable even if stolen by encrypting it in storage and transit.

Data Backups: Regularly back up data for quick restoration in case of cyberattacks or disasters.

Zero Trust: Continuously validate users’ security before granting or maintaining access.

Incident Response Plan: Develop and regularly test a plan for steps to take in case of a data breach.

CrowdStrike Falcon Data Protection is your ally in preventing data loss and maintaining privacy. Falcon Data Protection, like a superhero, helps us see how data moves quickly. It makes investigations faster and better. CrowdStrike, like a shield, keeps your important stuff safe everywhere – on computers, in work, and even your personal info. It builds trust in a world where everything is about data.

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