Data Security & Protection

Protecting sensitive data is the end goal of almost all security measures. Data has moved outside of the traditional network perimeter with many organisations deploying their infrastructure to the cloud, and processing, storing and transmitting data via cloud applications.

Data security deals with the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. This protection should be applied to both personal and corporate data to make sure that it is only accessible to those who have access privileges to it. The methods and extent of data security varies depending on the type of data being protected - for instance, unclassified data may require less protection than other data types.

The extent to which data privacy is regulated varies between countries. In Australia the Privacy Act 1988 regulates how personal information is handled. In addition, The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme came into effect on 22 February 2018 and requires breach disclosure. Other regulations such as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) from the EU also have an effect on any organisations with business operations in the EU or processing, storing or transmitting the personal information of EU citizens.

Sensitive data is everywhere and organisations need people, processes and technologies to protect against the accidental or malicious loss of this data whether it is in use, at rest or in motion. Our data protection capability looks at the following security controls: Transfer & Recovery, Encryption & Data Anonymisation, Data Loss Prevention, and User & Data Analytics.

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Data security & protection – safeguard your critical data

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Prevent data loss

Encrypt sensitive data across on-premises, virtual, public cloud and hybrid environments.

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Increase capabilities

The right tools will set you up for comprehensive logging and auditing capabilities to track access to encrypted data and keys.

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Stop risky users

Detect data access behaviors, stop data theft & loss and reduce risk with real-time user notifications and blocking.

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Safe transfers & sharing

Use file extension permissions, forwarding permissions and user & group based authentication to improve file sharing security.

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Clever integrations

Integrated incident workflow for faster incident resolution; active threat mitigation & data protection via integrations with DLP.

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Be compliant

Be able to identify, isolate, remediate & report threats in line with new disclosure laws.

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24x7 SOC

Since 2018 our Security Operations Centre provides our analysts with access to the latest tech to keep your business safe.

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Keep data safe, always

Ensure all secured, sensitive data is rendered unreadable in the event destruction of data is required.

“Our first engagement with The Missing Link was for a full security review and penetration test throughout our entire environment. We used The Missing Link to identify what our risks and exposures were and what we needed to do to resolve those. The Missing Link came onsite to undertake that work. They were very consultative, dependable and accurate and they presented a roadmap for us going forward.”

Mitch Owens

Chief Information Officer, Gilbert + Tobin

Our data security checklist

  • Backup/ Restore important data
  • Secure File Transfer
  • Secure File Collaboration
  • Endpoint, mobile, application & cloud data encryption and anonymization
  • DLP in use, in transit and at rest
  • User behaviour analytics around data access & misuse
  • Support incident response & investigations

Our data protection partners

We partner with over 100 leading-class vendors so you get the best solution for your business every time. 

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Keep your data safe

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