Chapter 9. Data Security

This chapter covers the following official CompTIA Security+, SY0-301 exam objective:

Explain the importance of data security

(For more information on the official CompTIA Security+, SY0-301 exam topics, see the “About the CompTIA Security+, SY0-301 Exam” section in the Introduction.)

Organizations often approach security as a defense strategy targeting the perimeter of the network. This approach might ignore sensitive data stored on the network. The security of organizational data is imperative to prevent attackers from obtaining access to confidential information and to protect sensitive data from employees with high-level access from exploiting this data.

In the next section we discuss the states of data, how they ...

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