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Securing Sustainable Data Stores: Cybersecurity Strategies for Environmental Responsibility

EasyChair Preprint no. 12211

8 pagesDate: February 20, 2024


In an era where digitalization permeates every facet of modern life, the significance of safeguarding data cannot be overstated. However, as the global community grapples with escalating concerns over climate change and environmental sustainability, the environmental footprint of data storage infrastructure emerges as a critical yet often overlooked consideration. This paper explores the intersection of cybersecurity and environmental responsibility, offering insights into strategies for securing data stores while minimizing their ecological impact. The paper begins by examining the environmental implications of traditional data storage practices, highlighting the substantial energy consumption, carbon emissions, and electronic waste generated by data centers. Drawing on recent research and industry reports, it underscores the urgent need for sustainable alternatives in data management. Subsequently, the paper delves into the key principles of eco-friendly data storage, including energy efficiency, renewable energy utilization, and circular economy approaches. It discusses innovative technologies and methodologies such as virtualization, data deduplication, and intelligent cooling systems that can significantly reduce the environmental footprint of data centers without compromising security or performance.

Keyphrases: Cybersecurity, Environmental Responsibility, Sustainable data storage

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  author = {Taha Amir and James Henry},
  title = {Securing Sustainable Data Stores: Cybersecurity Strategies for Environmental Responsibility},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 12211},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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