Your data is your organization. From personal data about customers and users to confidential trade secrets, you need to ensure the correct processes, procedures, and tool configurations are in place to protect sensitive information.
Data security requires knowledge about how critical applications need to access your data, as well as complete understanding of regulatory requirements, and cybersecurity controls. Beyond just controlling access to data, good data security hygiene takes into account how data is stored while in use and at rest, the sensitivity of the data, and disaster recovery. After all, your data is your business.
Data privacy defines how you collect and disseminate data while taking into account the underlying technology, your users' expectation of privacy, and the legal and geo-political regulations that are always looming.
The list of frameworks that require data security and privacy plans are limitless. PCI, HIPPA, HI-TRUST, and more all require understanding, planning, reporting, and control over data privacy and security.