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InfoSec / Cyber

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 3. Data Security

October is Cyber Security  Awareness Month, and while we don't think that cyber awareness is something to cover just once in the year, we think it's a good opportunity to publish some information that can be used all year round.
Awareness Day Three: Data Security
Awareness Day Three:
Data Security is about protecting data from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.  

Strategies for data security:
  1. EncryptionNCSC Protection data at rest and in transit
  2. Access Control: NCSC Identity and Access Management
  3. Regular Updates and Patching: 
  4. Employee Training: 
  5. Security Policies: NCSC Use policies to authorise requests
  6. Backup and recovery: NCSC Small Business: Response and Recovery
  7. Security Audits: NCSC Continuously test your security
  8. Incident Response Plan:  document What to do immediately after a Cyber Attack (58 KB)
  9. Physical Security:  document DPE Model Physical Security Policy (179 KB)

Review our Information and Cyber Security Best Practice Area.