There are several regulations out there that tell you how you should be handling your data. Some organizations are held accountable to multiple different regulations at the same time. Some of these regulations may be in conflict with another. However, at the base of all of the regulations they look towards many of the same things in order to ensure that your data remains protected and processed correctly.
In the regulations, the data standards define "what" you should be doing with your data. They outline what information needs to be protected/audited. They talk about what you should in the case of a data breach. Many of the regulations also define security standards or "how" to process your data. They might cover how you should configure your network or your systems.
In this blog post, we'll take a look at what these regulations state about handling your data:
In a nutshell, the regulatory guidelines look for 5 key elements in how you should handle your data:
In many cases, the regulations will identify very clearly what they expect in regards to these elements.
To help you out, SQL Server does have some native capabilities that can address some compliance needs.
Of course, the real gem, is using Compliance Manager to track all of your data related activity on your database server
IDERA Products can help you with:
For more information about SQL Security Suite, SQL Compliance Manager or SQL Secure, click on these links or contact your Sales Representative.