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    Data protection now is one of the most important jobs of any organization. In the cyber world now there are hackers crawling everywhere looking to infiltrate the system and hacking sensitive data from people. Data security is now one of the most primary concerns of any organization. They are hiring Cyber Security experts from all over the world to protect the data of their company. For safekeeping of data, they are spending a huge amount of money. Data that are most sensitive are health records, financial transactions, criminal justice records, personal residence information, personal communications, location of a user. These data if any hacker can get their hands on can blackmail or harm the other person whose personal information is gained.

     

    Securing the money

    Hackers mostly hack any financial institution or corporate companies for money. This is the most common reason and motivation behind the hacking. We often read in the news that "X millions or even billions amount of money is hacked from Y bank." So the organization to prevent hacking should prevent the leaking of any sensitive data. There are three main pillars of any Cybersecurity which are people, process and technology. Now if the personal data of any employer is hacked he is vulnerable. It can be used to hack into his desk space. Then once the hacker is in the system as an authorized person he or she can access the financial status, move the actual money through wire transfer.

     

    To be safe from being blackmailed

    The data leaked from any organization can be used to blackmail the person. Though money is the primary motivation of any hacker, it can also be done for other malicious intents like defaming a person, putting mental pressure, blackmailing the victim to do something against his or her will. It can have a political gain and just use any sensitive information of the candidate to get him to drop out of the political campaign. Social media can be hacked from a person and his or her sensitive pictures can be uploaded for people to see just for fun. To ensure the safety we should keep changing your password regularly. There are many sensitive data discovery tools which can be used to identify the sensitive data and then those data can be protected. For the protection of sensitive data, the first step is to find out the data that can be hacked and then securing it.

     

    Protecting sensitive national documents

    Hacking of data of our national security agencies can be a nightmare for the whole nation. The Government keeps records of information about every individual and are spending millions of dollars for the security of those data. It is absolutely crucial to protect those data to avoid any kind of national threats.

     

    Ensuring productivity

    For any organization, data is the sole. They spent years developing the database of their consumers to hold on to their customers and which ensures an overall growth in business. Losing data of the customers would hamper the productivity of the organization and can be the cause of the downfall of the whole organization. Thus to ensure the proper functioning of an organization it is essential to properly provide backups to the database and also to prevent it from any source of external threats or hacking.

     

    There are many methods for safekeeping data of any organization. The threats are generally of two types. Internal and external. The internal threat is the loss of crucial data that are important for any business. To protect those data proper backup system should be built that is fault tolerant and has a backup system to avoid data loss. The other threat to data is external where an unauthorized person infiltrates the system for malicious intent. To protect from external threat proper cybersecurity professionals should be hired to protect the system from unwanted hackers.

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