The concept of data-centric security is not all that new. This security approach focuses on securing the data vs focusing on securing the networks, systems or applications that transmit and manage the data. Many more traditional security architectures today still only focus on the networks, systems and applications. Unfortunately, as workers have been forced to leave the boundaries of the physical workplace and have migrated to a remote workforce, this traditional approach is no longer sufficient. Thus, a data-centric approach is more imperative today than ever before.
The number of laws and regulations that require organizations to keep customer personal identifying information (PII) data secure have increased significantly over the past several years. This means that organizations can now be held accountable if this data is breached. Again this means that a data-centric approach has to be taken when designing and implementing security solutions.
We at OneLogin recently gathered together our key recommendations in securing customer and company data and we produced an ebook, How to Protect Customer and Application Data to explain regulations and frameworks you can use as the basis of your data-centric security design as well as the specific steps you can take in order to ensure that the data is secure no matter where it is. The ebook also contains a checklist of what should be included in your Incident Response Plan. An Incident Response Plan defines how you will prevent, detect and respond to security breaches and is a key step you will need to complete to ensure your data is truly protected. Download our How to Protect Customer and Application Data ebook to find out more about what you need to do.