Digital can boost a company’s bottom line, but the area also comes with increased risks. While the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation has generally improved data governance, it’s still a challenge for firms to manage their growing digital estates.
The issue lies in the fact that data managed by businesses is vast and disparate. Indeed, software-as-a-service applications intended to drive efficiency are being used across the organisation, often without IT’s knowledge, and data can spiral out of control…
Organisations need to know the “why” behind digital actions
Strategic thinking taking the security risks into account should be in place from the start of any digital transformation project, says Carolyn Crandall, security consultant at Attivo Networks. “If it’s not possible to secure a product through the vendor, are you confident you can do so in-house? It takes leading-edge thinking,” she says.