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The Importance of Data Security and Privacy for Businesses

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Data security is an important aspect of running a business successfully as it gives customers the assurance that their data is being collected, processed, and transferred securely. Therefore, data is important for businesses of all sizes, from a small startup to a global conglomerate.

However, businesses need to implement a data privacy principle that adheres to international privacy laws and data protection requirements. This is why most organizations that administer strict privacy laws enforcement get a reduced number of data breaches.

What Is Data Security and Privacy?

According to TechTarget, data security and privacy are part of information technology dealing with an organization or individual’s ability to determine the data in a system that can be shared with third parties. Furthermore, it helps organizations protect data in the office and in the employees’ hands while reducing the vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit.

What Is the Difference Between Data Security and Data Privacy?

Although data security and data privacy look similar, they are quite different from each other. Data security deals with the protection of data from cybercriminals, while data privacy deals with how data organizations or individuals legally gather, store, and use data.

Why Is Data Security and Privacy Important?

There are lots of reasons why data security and privacy are important for organizations. Some of them are:

  • It helps reduce the number of data breaches that an organization can suffer.
  • It helps prevent loss of revenue
  • It helps protect customer’s privacy
  • For maintaining and improving brand value
  • It supports an organization’s code of ethics
  • It gives a competitive advantage over other business

What are the top organizations that implement data protection strategies?

Some organizations that use data protection are DELL EMC, Norton, Rubrik, McAfee, Acuity, DARKTRACE, to name a few.

Top Data Protection Jobs

Data Security Specialist

They help the organization provide data protection and security against cyberattacks and analyze data breach and network failures.

Average salary: $76,000

Data Controller

They help the organization to determine the purposes and ways to process personal data.

Average salary: $41,531

Data Protection Officer

They provide technical assessment, analyzing personal data, risk assessment, and mitigating data breach for organizations.

Average salary: $85,286

Cybersecurity Analyst

They help protect, detect, prevent, and manage cyber threats.

Average salary: $75,891

How Can Data Protection Training Help You Stand Out?

  • Ability to advise staff on their data protection responsibilities
  • Ability to advice management on whether data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) are necessary
  • Ability to monitor your organization’s data protection policies and procedures
  • To serve as a point of contact for individuals on privacy
  • To serve as a point of contact between the organization and its supervisory authority.

With EC-Council’s CodeRed courses, you will learn about data governance and privacy, compliance management, California Consumer Act, and GDPR foundations for any organization. Once you are through with the course, you will be proficient in applying different security frameworks, security methodologies, and security processes in your company’s environment.

There are several trainings offered by CodeRed that can help you leverage data protection compliance at all levels in your business operations:

Build A Secure and Unbreakable Business Environment

The Ultimate Privacy by Design MasterCourse (GDPR, CCPA, etc.) helps protect private information that can have vital implications for everyday life. The best way businesses can go about this is by creating a privacy culture. This is why Privacy by Design, a decades-old application design, and development strategy, is now used as a foundational strategy for entire organizations.

Furthermore, the major goal of Privacy by Design is to develop best practices that ensure application developers build privacy into their products from the beginning to the end. In this course, you will learn about the correct privacy-by-design process to help your organization comply with many regulations. This means you will learn how to build things that people can trust.

Who is this course for?

This course is for privacy enthusiasts, lawyers that need privacy focus, privacy law enthusiasts, data privacy officers (DPO), and audit and compliance people.

Successful Implementation of Data protection in your Enterprise

Learn how to succeed in a Data protection Officer Role-(GDPR-DPO). The General Data protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy protection law with far-reaching implications. Before an organization can be compliant with the GDPR, significant structural changes need to be made. This is why organizations need a data protection officer (DPO) to keep up with the GDPR.

In this course, you will understand the requirement and role of a DPO. You will also gain an intensive knowledge on ways to implement GDPR and ways to ensure the organization follows the compliance requirement and technical assessment needed for data privacy.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for cybersecurity professionals, data privacy professionals, newly appointed data privacy officers, cybersecurity, and privacy enthusiasts that want to work in the privacy sector.

Design, Implement and Comply with Data protection Laws

In this course, you will learn how to build EU GDPR data protection compliance from scratch (CIPT). Learn about the basic understanding of GDPR foundations, the concepts of data privacy and GDPR compliance, and its documentation process that you can reuse and adopt for your organization. You will also be able to identify vulnerabilities and take measures for maintaining privacy.

The course also talks more about the role of a Data Privacy Officer and its importance. Furthermore, at the end of the course, you will be proficient in developing a basic knowledge of the GDPR and ways it can affect your organization.

Who should take the course?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in starting a GDPR program, in GDPR compliance, in technologies that can help achieve GDPR compliance, and security enthusiasts that want to learn about GDPR.

Ensure GDPR-regulated Data protection in the Face of an Incident

Data breaches in organizations are becoming a common occurrence, and there is a need to eliminate them to avoid losses. In this course, you will learn how to build a security incident response plan for GDPR data protection. Learn about the similarities between security incident response and GDPR data privacy act. Furthermore, you will get an insight into the ways of applying different security processes, methodologies, and frameworks in your organization.

The major highlight of this course is that you will learn how malware works and will be able to draft incident response procedures.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for a data processor, data controller, and data protection officers (DPOs) such as consultants, business leaders, security teams, and IT experts that need to abide by this compliance.

Learn from the Past to Ensure a Safer Tomorrow

The course, GDPR Privacy Data protection Case Studies Explained, can be best described as a follow-up for the other GDPR courses. In this course, you will learn how to identify and implement real-world scenarios and get hands-on experience about ways to follow compliance, the challenges, and how to overcome them.

You will also learn how you can start a privacy program, who to ask, what to ask, and in what order. The course’s highlight is that you will learn how you can look for compliance issues and how to address them. Furthermore, you will also learn the role and importance of a data protection officer (DPO)

Who should take this course?

It is suitable for all privacy and cybersecurity enthusiasts, GDPR practitioners, and everyone interested in applying GDPR with real examples.

Learn to comply with CCPA

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a data privacy law that took effect in the state of California on January 1, 2020. In this course, you will understand how to operationalize the CCPA and the amendments published to the law. Furthermore, you will learn how to draft a privacy policy under the California Consumer Privacy Act and the ways to transfer to third parties.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – complete course also explains consumer rights and ways to access their data under the act.

Who should take this course?

  • Privacy professionals that want to extend GDPR knowledge to CCPA
  • Privacy lovers that want to learn about CCPA and the ways to achieve compliance
  • Cybersecurity enthusiasts that want to explore privacy through CCPA perspective
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