What is Data Security Compliance?
Data security compliance rests on the idea that there are steps organizations can take to safeguard the data they collect and process to ensure it is secure. Different organizations – governments, governing bodies, and industry-related groups – establish basic guidelines that businesses should follow to safeguard the data they collect. Complying with regulations often means ensuring your organization is using secure file transfer protocols, encryption processes, and today’s technology.
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What is Compliant File Sharing & Transfer?
Compliant file sharing varies from requirement to requirement, but most often requires using encrypted connections to share files with trading partners both on-premises and in the cloud, encrypting files, and ensuring data integrity. Proving compliance typically involves demonstrating secure data transfer methods, and providing audit logs to an auditor. Some solutions, including GoAnywhere MFT, track file movements and give you the ability to pull the logs as needed. Compliant file sharing comes down to awareness: who is viewing your files, where are your files moving to, and are they secure during transfer and in storage?
Compliant file transfers should an important piece of your cybersecurity strategy. Most compliance requirements outline the minimum standards that organizations should follow to safeguard data. Following — or exceeding — requirements and regulations when it comes to file transfer can help you avoid interception and tampering, as well as reduce the risk of data breaches.
Maintaining compliance varies by requirement. Many compliance requirements outline guidelines for data collection, user access, file transfer, and security both in transit and in motion. Organizations need technical, administrative, and managerial controls in place, as well as organizational policies, to fully enforce and ensure compliance from the top down. Your business can comply by:
- Developing a procedure to quickly locate and delete personal data about a person
- Simplifying your method of safely disposing of customer information when requested to do so
- Ensuring you can appropriately audit your records to find all personal data, including any external companies you’ve shared information with
See how compliance requirements vary:
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