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Data Security

Data Security
Definition: 

Data security refers to the ways that data is kept safe from harm, alteration or unauthorized access during gathering, analysis, storage and transmission. Physical security must also be planned for so that sensitive data is kept in a secure location where can only be accessed by qualified personnel. The computer systems that are used to store data should use security measures such as firewalls, virus protection and strong password protection.

Librarians can contribute to data security by safeguarding against these security threats and recommending potential options to researchers that will guarantee the safety of their data.