Data Access Governance Still Has a Long Way to Go

Share  
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |  15  |  16  |  17  |  18  |  19  |  20
Previous Next

Click through for findings from a recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Aveksa.

VizardData governance is one of those things that everybody wants to complain about, but nobody wants to actually be in charge of. And yet, more often than not, when there is a security breach, it’s directly related to the lack of a coherent data governance policy.

A new survey from The Ponemon Institute that was funded by Aveksa, a provider of data governance tools, clearly highlights this issue in a survey of 728 IT executives that finds that a huge percentage of employees have access to information they don’t need for their roles in the company, thus introducing unnecessary risks in terms of how that data can either be accidentally or purposely compromised. (Be sure to check out our Mike Vizard's deeper look at the survey.)

In general, the survey also finds that the majority of IT organizations are understaffed in the number of people they have on hand to manage data governance, while the number of sensitive documents and the requests to access that information appear to be increasing exponentially.

The good news is that progress is being made in some quarters concerning the adoption of more sophisticated tools for managing data governance, but Larry Ponemon, chairman of the The Ponemon Institute, warns that without a holistic approach to data governance that encompasses both the business side and the IT department, it’s only a matter of time before most companies experience a major security breach.
 

Related Topics : A Big Market for Big Data Jobs, Midmarket CIO, IT Management Automation, SharePoint, Technology Markets

 
More Slideshows

GECapitalSkillsGap0x Getting Ahead of Your Organization's IT Skills Gap

Many CIOs are enthused by the potential of the Internet of Things, Big Data and cloud computing, but are uncertain as to whether they are prepared to maintain an IT workforce with all the necessary skills to support it. ...  More >>

Glassdoor2015OddballQs0x Top 30 Oddball Interview Questions in the U.S., UK and Canada for 2015

Once again, Glassdoor has combed through tens of thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates over the past year to find some pretty spectacular oddballs. ...  More >>

TheLaddersResumeRefresh0x Resume Cleanup: Sixteen Items You Should Remove Today

You have six seconds to make a great first impression. Go! Recruiters don't give much time to resumes, so it's essential that yours is on the mark. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.


 
Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date