Keeping bulk personal data safe

Created:  08 Jun 2016
Updated:  08 Jun 2016
Good practices for the secure storage of sensitive data.

Many public sector bodies hold large collections of personal data which must be kept safe from cyber attack. In response to numerous enquiries about how this can best be achieved, CESG is publishing a short set of good practice measures which can help assess the security of personal data stores.

We have iterated the development of these measures with public and private sector partners. The result is a fifteen point list of best practices addressing the most prevalent of today’s cyber threats.

This list is intended as a basic assessment tool, it’s a first step towards securing your data holdings.  If you need more information, we have published a more comprehensive guide: Security Design Principles for Digital Services.  This document is a must-read for anyone building new services which will handle personal data.

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