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Strengthening Data Security: an Holistic Approach

Bolton, S and Woollard, M (2008) 'Strengthening Data Security: an Holistic Approach.' IASSIST Quarterly, 32. pp. 26-29. ISSN 0739-1137


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In the light of heightened concern around data security, this paper highlights some of the measures that can be used to develop and strengthen security in data archiving. The paper includes discussion of the different approaches that can be taken towards the construction of firm and resilient data and information security policies within the social science data archiving communities. While international standards can provide theoretical guidelines for the construction of such a policy, procedures need to be informed by more practical considerations. Attention is drawn to the necessity of following a holistic approach to data security, which includes the education of data creators in the reduction of disclosure risk, the integration of robust and appropriate data processing, handling and management procedures, the value of emerging technological solutions, the training of data users in data security, and the importance of management control, as well as the need to be informed by emerging government security and digital preservation standards.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Data security; data archiving; information security; data handling; user training
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > UK Data Archive
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 13:45
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:22

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