Data security refers to a set of standards and technologies that are used to protect data from intentional or accidental destruction, modification, disclosure or theft. Data security companies provide services to organizations to protect their data. They use a range of methods and technologies to do this, including implementing system administration controls, through physical security, implementing safety standards and other methods, to control access to data and prevent unauthorized or malicious access.
The primary aim of these providers is to protect the data that an organization creates, stores, receives and transmits. They also ensure compliance with legal and regulatory standards that apply to data storage and security.
Data breaches can result in litigation cases and significant fines as well as damaging an organization’s reputation. This is why many organizations are turning to specialist external security providers to secure their data.