Innovative solutions to achieve data integrity as well as compliance with other regulations and guidance such as FDA, MHRA, WHO, and PIC/S.
Maintaining data integrity is important for several reasons. For one, data integrity ensures recoverability and searchability, traceability (to origin), and connectivity. Protecting the validity and accuracy of data also increases stability and performance while improving reusability and maintainability.
Data increasingly drives enterprise decision-making, but it must undergo a variety of changes and processes to change from raw form to more usable formats that are practical for identifying relationships and facilitating informed decisions. Therefore, data integrity is a top priority for modern enterprises.
Why ensure data integrity?
Data integrity can be compromised in a variety of ways, making data integrity practices an essential component of effective enterprise security protocols. Data integrity may be compromised through:
- Human error, whether malicious or unintentional
- Transfer errors, including unintended alterations or data compromise during transfer from one device to another
- Bugs, viruses/malware, hacking, and other cyber threats
- Compromised hardware, such as a device or disk crash
- Physical compromise to devices
Other data integrity practices
Other data integrity best practices include input validation to preclude the entering of invalid data, error detection/data validation to identify errors in data transmission, and security measures such as data loss prevention, access control, data encryption, and more.
At PACIV we are at the forefront of both, the technological aspects of achieving Data Integrity as well as the regulations (FDA) for achieving data integrity compliance.