Secure Data Storage

Definition - What does Secure Data Storage mean?

Secure data storage collectively refers to the manual and automated computing processes/technologies used to ensure stored data security and integrity.

Techopedia explains Secure Data Storage

Secure data storage applies to data at rest stored in computer/server hard disks, portable devices - like external hard drives or Universal Serial Bus (USB) - as well as online/cloud, network-based storage area network (SAN) or network attached storage (NAS) systems.

Secure data storage is achieved in the following ways:
  • Data encryption
  • Access control mechanism at each data storage device/software
  • Protection against viruses, worms and other data corruption threats
  • Physical/manned storage device and infrastructure security
  • Enforcement and implementation of layered/tiered storage security architecture
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