The greater the data, the greater the risk
Data is growing unavoidably in your business. Which means the risks it brings with it are growing too. Meanwhile, though the GDPR deadline has passed, the threats to your business data haven’t. With cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated, how are you protecting yourself against them?
Do you know:
- where your data is stored?
- how many copies of it exist?
- who has – and who really needs – legitimate data access?
- where the data access points are?
- what route data travels through the organization – both internally and externally?
If you can’t answer yes to all the above, then your data is at risk. And even if you can, if you don’t have effective security measures across all the areas above, the risk to your data is very real and very serious.
- Over 50% of cyberattacks result in financial damages over $½ million* through out-of-pocket costs and lost
- Individual SMEs experienced 8 hours or more of system downtime through security breaches in the year to October 2018*.
- SMEs are as likely a target for cybercrime as large enterprises.
Protection’s bigger picture
Data can’t be locked in a vault. It needs to be safe, but also accessible and manageable to keep it useful.
So, data protection must be smart as well as secure.
For example, do all your employees need access to your complete data set? You can immediately begin to minimize risk by restricting access to people who really need it, and even then, only to the data they really need.
But to do this, you need to understand your data:
- how it’s used
- by whom
Only when you have this full picture can you hope to achieve optimum security.
The Agile approach
We understand data, business, and how businesses use data. So, by working closely with your team, we’ll help you to:
- understand your own data
- understand how you use it
- capture a visual representation of data lineage
- capture metadata information to help with classification of information
- identify any data security weaknesses
- Review your security model by design
- choose the most appropriate and effective
- access levels
- security options.
The result will be data that’s highly secure, but also accessible, organized and well-managed – for optimum business value and productivity.