Data Security Act ~ Further data protection has been legalised through the Data Protection Act of 1998, which is an updated, revised version of the Data Protection Act of 1984. In it, personal data is defined as information that can provide a living individual’s identity as well as included any expressions, impressions, opinions, or intentions towards or about the individual from the data controller. This includes health, educational, or social services records where common confidentiality laws apply, as well as do the assumptions that an individual was not misled or deceived into giving the information.
Throughout the many principles and conditions outlined by the act for the lawful processing of personal data, the reiteration for the need of common sense in information handling is apparent. Businesses and institutions should keep secure information accurate and up to date, only for their specified purpose or intent, and should always err on the side of caution before releasing any data.
Importance of Data Protection ~ There is a large market for personal information in the current marketing world, and often times it is for illegal, or at the least, undesirable uses. In a business, governmental institution, or health organisation, information is the most important asset. Codes, passwords, and security software are valuable safeguards against third party informational requests or violations. Protecting, securing, and maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of personal data should be the highest priority of any business or organisation in order to maintain customer relations and adhere to legal standards.
IT asset managers and their organisations should manage HDD of a multi-functional device (MFD) in a proactive way as group policies already in place managing servers, PC’s, laptops, etc. Removing all and any way for breach of data theft is key for any enterprise regardless of its size and maturity.
Addressing threats ~ Security-conscious organisations will ensure that their network and computing assets are protected with the latest technology. Firewalls will be installed, password rules will be enforced, User authentication will be required and transmitted data will be encrypted and electronically signed. The same security-conscious organisations will understand that today’s intelligent multi-functional devices (MFD’s) and printers have evolved to have many of the same data communications and information storage capabilities found on personal computing devices that are already strictly controlled and secured.
These organisations will employ MFD’s and printers that require the advanced data, device, communication and information security features found on SSNQ equipment.
- Hard Drive Overwrite
- Access Control
- Data Encryption
- IP/MAC Address Filtering
- Secure Networking Protocols
- Encrypted PDF