Data Management

You Sent What?: Linking Identity and Data Loss Prevention to Avoid Damage to Brand, Reputation and Competitiveness

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Executive Summary

The report, "You Sent What?: Linking Identity and Data Loss Prevention to Avoid Damage to Brand, Reputation and Competitiveness," examines the issue of organizational data governance through the publication of new primary research that examines how well European businesses understand the risks and what steps they have taken to address them. The report is directed at those involved in ensuring the safety and integrity of information or those who manage business processes and operations that rely on it. The failure to protect organizational data is costly, not least because of the level of fines that are now being imposed by regulators. Moreover, there is the reputational damage and loss of competitive advantage that usually ensue. This report shows that the technology exists today to link the use of data to people through enforceable policies. This allows a compliance-oriented architecture to be put in place based on widely accepted information security standards, such as ISO 27001. Doing so enables organizations to allow the safe sharing of information - internally and externally - ensuring both the continuity of business processes and good data governance.

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