Tag "Information Security"
Sensitive data is at the heart of all data breaches and protecting it is among most organizations’ top priorities. But why is protecting the data crown jewels so difficult? Firstly, regardless of controls on how data is exchanged among organizations and countries, data spread is unavoidable. Having visibility to the spread is a first order... more
The dynamic world of hybrid computing creates tremendous opportunity for organizations to share, analyze and monetize their data. Unleashing the wealth of information in vast data stores provides competitive advantage and the ability to forge satisfied and loyal customers. And the new uses and applications for data mean a continuously expanding landscape of users and... more
The Age of Data The 21st Century is, without a doubt, the Age of Data. In fact, some would say, it is the Age of Big Data. Data is everywhere and everyone is working to capitalize on its power. Individuals, commercial organizations and governments seek to leverage the tremendous potential of data analytics. And, what... more
When it comes to sensitive data, what you don’t know will hurt you; and ignorance is not bliss. Informatica, Scale Ventures and Ponemon Institute concluded their survey on data security, titled “Data Breaches and Sensitive Data Risk”. This follows Informatica’s report last year on “The State of Data Intelligence“. The survey reveals considerable anxiety around... more
Survey Results: What issues are most top of mind for CISOs As a security professional, I can attest that the lifeblood of any company is the sensitive data they process. To be useful this data needs to be connected to other applications, mashed-up with other data sources, and presented to a wide variety of mobile... more
I don’t think I’m overstating anything by calling the next 10 years “The Decade of Data” – data of every variety, volume and use proliferates to meet the insatiable demands of analysts, executives, marketers and researchers. Rich data sets provide the means for insights and answers to complex questions that create competitive advantage or research breakthroughs. ... more
What a difference a year makes. A year ago, I talked to a group of CFOs about security. While they all expressed concern regarding recent hacks, they said security is the job of the CTO or CISO. At roughly the same time, I got to talk with a good friend who is the CIO of... more