By: Ripu Bajwa, Country Manager for Data Protection Solution, Dell EMC, India
Today, as more and more companies are digitally transforming themselves, there is increased awareness around the fact that security is paramount. Businesses now understand that the only way they can secure data is by implementing the right data protection and data recovery solutions, against any kind of traditional as well as emerging threats.
Organizations are increasingly adopting data protection solutions, however it’s important to ensure that the solutions in this space are well suited to meet the needs of the organisation. They must be able to service the request in the most efficient manner without affecting the performance of the production environment. The recovery, should be almost near instant so that the businesses do not suffer.
With Indian government and TRAI increasing their focus on a uniformed policy and framework for data protection, there will no doubt be an increase in the adoption of data protection solutions by businesses in India.
With the year coming to an end, here are few trends to watch out for in the year 2018:
Seamless control- We will see a shift in the movement of data from devices to data centres to cloud operating environment. As data becomes larger and complex in the virtual environment, how fast and efficient is your data protection infrastructure? What new elements are being used in to make it as efficient as possible?
Increasingly organisations are realising the need to have standard practices for not only protecting their assets, but also the importance of data recovery. Hence, very soon, businesses will need to ensure protection as well as show recovery of data as it travels from edge to core to cloud.
This will help organizations to have seamless control over their data and be prepared for any kind of data breaches.
Here are a few trends to look out for in 2018, relating to the adoption of data protection applications in India.
Health and BFSI Sector can be the prime sectors which need to be prepared more than ever- Health and BFSI are the two sectors that will be extremely vulnerable, when it comes to data breach.
Hospitals in India are increasingly using EMRs as the preferred method of storing patient information. This shift from paper records to EMRs is a global phenomenon. The issue is, the shift to electronic medical records has not been matched with a legal framework on data collection and use, or on breaches. While EMRs will provide the government with easier access to medical information in order to aid public policy, the legal framework supporting such a governance initiative, specifically relating to data security and privacy, remains inadequate.
Also, with most of us engaging in online transactions, a lot of sensitive information can be accessed overnight. Hence, the banking sector will be especially at risk, primarily because of the volume of transactions as well as because of the sensitive nature of data.
How secure are your backups?- Today there are a host of solutions available. However, what is crucial is the response time during a data breach along with its effectiveness.
Hence, need to have Isolated recovery solutions by businesses in India, will increase. This is because here the information is stored in an isolated area, in an isolated environment which ensures that in case of a breach, the organization is still able to safely retrieve critical information from an area that can help business to survive.
To conclude, businesses in India are increasingly realising the importance of upgrading and adopting their data protection applications. They understand the importance of isolated recovery solutions and 2018 will see an increase in the adoption of these applications, as various sectors will become increasingly prone to data threats and data breaches.