Control Mechanisms for Robust Data Security

International Journal of Computer & Organization Trends  (IJCOT)          
© 2014 by IJCOT Journal
Volume - 4 Issue - 2
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors :  Chandan Kumar Barman , Pankaj Gupta
DOI :  10.14445/22492593/IJCOT-V6P310


Chandan Kumar Barman , Pankaj Gupta. "Control Mechanisms for Robust Data Security", International Journal of Computer & organization Trends (IJCOT), V4(2):42-46 Mar - Apr 2014, ISSN:2249-2593, Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.


Data undoubtedly is at the core of IT value chain in any organization. The evolution of technology responsible for storing, managing and processing data has noticeably taken giant strides in recent times with the inception of technologies like Big Data, In Memory Computing etc. With wide scale business process automation initiatives taken by organizations of different sizes, more and more data are getting generated each passing day. The modern day data handling information systems are quite different from their traditional counterparts where RDBMS was the de-facto standard for data management. Today we need to deal with various structured, semi-structured and unstructured data classes like email, image, video, blogs, documents, live stream, xml/json data file etc. Security on the other hand till recently was considered to be a subject matter of network administrator where the primary goal was to protect the IT infrastructure perimeter. With increased adaptation and dependence on different data classes, data security has gained special interest in IT security landscape. In this paper we have defined different facets of data security vulnerabilities that are common to any data-store or data aware application. Later. we have defined and highlighted various control mechanisms required to be put in place to mitigate these data security vulnerabilities. The three controls namely the procedural control, technical control and physical control as discussed below may be referred and deployed by any organization for robust data security.


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