3 steps to improving your data safeguards

Tuesday, 5 May 2009, 7:05 AM EST

Protecting data in dynamic and diverse environments is a formidable challenge. You need to focus on categorized data inventory, sharing mechanisms, and leak detection. Here's how.

The challenges of securing data in modern organizations are vast. Sure, we may employ controls, such as access management systems, system hardening procedures, network intrusion detection systems, and so on. Yet, each department may have separate data stores and applications that need to integrate with each other. Business users often store and share sensitive data in a way that allows them to get work done, yet makes it difficult to track and control its distribution. Protective measures cannot be too limiting, the individuals require access to data to perform the tasks that constitute their jobs.

At Lenny Zeltser's blog.

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