The Importance of Database Management for Your Cybersecurity

The amount of data created worldwide each day continues to increase at an unprecedented rate, reaching a whopping 79 zettabytes in 2021 (that’s 79 trillion gigabytes). And that number is expected to double over the next three years. At the same time, the number of cyberattacks has increased by 50% just from 2020 to 2021 and is showing no signs of stopping. 

While big data is becoming one of the most important assets for businesses and organizations alike, the damages that a cybersecurity attack can generate can now be fatal for any company. That is why it’s never been more important to learn how to prevent cybersecurity attacks and invest in those systems that can enhance safety and reduce risks. 

Database management is one of those essential protections—learn how this service can help you keep your data safe, accurate, and accessible in this guide by Progressive Data Services.

Regular Updates Keep Databases Safe From Cyber Attacks

While cyberattacks and data loss incidents have become a severe threat to most businesses, the great majority of them are preventable. Training employees and promoting healthy cybersafety practices such as password security, encryption, and 2-factor authentication can help you reduce the chances of human error. 

At the same time, one of the best ways to keep your sensitive data safe is to run regular—or automated—database and operating system updates. An efficient database management system can help you keep up with updates and ensure the entire data structure of your company is as protected as it can be.

Database Management Helps You Classify and Locate Data

Data management best practices include keeping your data classified, encrypted, and up to date. Once you know where your data is located and how it is classified, noticing notice leaks or unauthorized movements is much easier. 

A database management system can help you do just this: review data movements, assess each database user’s authorization, and pinpoint data loss before it turns into a significant threat for the whole organization. 

A Management System Allows You To Quickly Respond to Attacks

A database management system allows you to automatically manage your entire database, thus improving data handling and visualization. But even more importantly, a database management system is essential for pinpointing unauthorized or unusual actions that might be telltale signs of a cyberattack. 

Plus, once you have identified an attack carried out against your company, database management makes it easy to launch safety protocols and limit damages. Don’t forget that a ransomware attack can last over 22 days on average, which translates into significant financial and reputation damages!

Managing Your Data Increases Accuracy and Decision-Making

Database management allows for better data hygiene, which, in turn, can help you enhance your big data analytics, avoid discrepancies, prevent redundancies, and streamline your data storage solution. 

Once your data is organized and regularly reviewed, it’s easy for your business’s executives and data scientists to make better business decisions based on accurate information. From allocating budget to protecting the business against cybersecurity to streamlining the customer experience, accurate data can yield unparalleled benefits for the entire company’s performance. 

Cybersecurity Starts With Data Management

Every business is unique, and no two databases are exactly the same. Therefore, using a standardized cybersecurity solution might not work as well for your business. Partnering with the Progressive Data Services experts can help you understand the right data management solution for your company and prevent the specific risks that are threatening your organization. 

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