Security and compliance: danger lurks for stored data

Thursday, 2 February 2006, 12:40 AM EST

Today's companies are both highly regulated and highly dependent upon their digital assets. This dual challenge is monumental -- public examples of security breaches are all over the news. These are cases of data being at risk, not of data being fraudulently used. In all cases the stolen data included the names of the affiliated consumers.

The price corporations pay for storage security that does not work is high. Trust is eroded and corporate compliance authorities are increasingly levying stiff fines for failure to comply with specific instructions as to the treatment of stored data.

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