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

Misc50-190x128 IT Industry Forecast: What to Expect in 2015

While budget expectations remain relatively flat, confidence levels among IT departments in their ability to fulfill business needs are increasing. ...  More >>

Risk5-290x195 Major Trends Shaping Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance in 2015

Our world is increasingly risky, regulated, mobile, social, global, cloudy, interconnected and data-driven. All of this, taken together, has significantly and fundamentally changed the way individuals live and work, and the way organizations conduct business. ...  More >>

ITCareers25-190x128 Five Tips to Protect Against Sophisticated Job Scams

Online jobs have expanded the employment landscape into a phenomenon with a global reach. Unfortunately, as with any lucrative market, cyber scammers have taken notice. ...  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