I recently had the opportunity to author an article for CMSWire highlighting how data classification and compliance are transforming IT and collaboration as we know it.
Throughout information gateways such as websites, file shares, and collaboration systems both in the cloud and on premises, data is now free-flowing within and outside an organization’s walls. Due to this change in landscape, organizations must consider how they are implementing their governance, risk and compliance strategies to ensure that their information remains secure.
In the article, I explain this redefined landscape and focus on the most significant transformations in the industry. These transformations include:
- The Changing Security Landscape: Customers, especially businesses, are now using security as a discriminator. In many ways, a robust security and data privacy program has become a non-negotiable expectation of the business. There is also a change in the policy and regulatory landscape.
- Metadata Now for the Future: Understanding what and where this data is and properly classifying it will allow you to set the appropriate levels of protection in place. Metadata can provide valuable insight about the sensitivity and classification of information.
- Data Tagging and Classification: Allows an organization to gain better insight into the data it holds and to share it through proper content tagging, evaluation, and action upon existing metadata. Metatags allow organizations to optimize their e-discovery and record retention programs, while at the same time protecting and controlling the flow of information.
- Data Classification Policies: Begins with governance and compliance policies; operationalizes an automated approach to data discovery, tagging and classification; and completes the cycle with comprehensive controls including data loss prevention, monitoring and reporting.
To read more about metadata and how IT and collaboration are transforming due to data classification and compliance, please visit CMSWire.
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