Data Protection Home Cybersecurity Dictionary Data Protection Data protection is the process of preserving valuable information against theft, loss or errors occurring in the storage and transmission process. The exponential growth of public and private data (as well as the increasing importance of data privacy regulations around the world) dramatically increases the need for effective data protection, and since the integrity of so many organizations hinges on quick access to a vast amount of data, contemporary data protection strategy focuses not only on safeguarding information but also on ensuring rapid recovery after corruption or loss. Related TermsEncryptionPKI - Public Key InfrastructureDAG - Data Access Governance2FA (2-factor authentication) and MFA (multi-factor authentication)Adaptive Authentication Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS DOWNLOAD October 22, 2018 PCI Compliance Does Not Always Equal Security Learn how a risk-centric approach can be applied to each PCI requirement. See Details Read more about PCI Compliance Does Not Always Equal Security BLOG October 29, 2018 Leveraging Risk Strategy to Move Beyond Check-Box PCI Compliance Merchants often put compliance spending at the top of their list for budgeting purposes because the consequences of non-compliance can be expensive. F... See Details Read more about Leveraging Risk Strategy to Move Beyond Check-Box PCI Compliance DOWNLOAD July 31, 2017 PCI Services Learn how Optiv can help you plan, build and run your PCI compliance program. See Details Read more about PCI Services How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.