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RESEARCH & RESOURCES

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Data Security and Governance in the Age of the Data Cloud

Webinar Speaker: Fern Halper, TDWI VP Research, Senior Research Director for Advanced Analytics

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. ET

Webinar Abstract

Addressing threats to data and compliance, both old and new, in cloud and hybrid data architectures.

Anyone who keeps up with the news knows that systems hacking is on the rise. Furthermore, hackers have evolved into modern data thieves who can easily build a lucrative business on scams and other nefarious uses of your enterprise data. When a hack of your data becomes public knowledge, this infraction of governance can lead to customer flight, brand tarnish, lawsuits by customers and partners, and even the prosecution of executives.

To exacerbate the situation, your own employees will occasionally access data in noncompliant ways, whether intentionally or not. Plus more data is strewn across hybrid data architectures today—from legacy databases on premises to modern data platforms on cloud. Hence, the data security area of data governance is more relevant and critical than ever, but also more challenging.

A recent TDWI survey about modern data governance shows that users are reacting to intensifying threats against data security by stepping up their use of data masking (39% use this today), data encryption (34%), tokenization, and other methods of protecting data at rest and in motion. This way, when a thief or errant employee gains access to your sensitive data, it is useless to them. This minimizes the business damage of a hack, while assuring data privacy in a fully modern and bulletproof way.

In addition, many users have initiated data security analytics, where they build a data lake, fill it with log data about system accesses, and run multiple forms of advanced analytics to detect, predict, halt, and forensically study unauthorized accesses to their data systems on premises and on the cloud.

This TDWI webinar will canvass the current state of data security and related data governance practices, then drill into descriptions of what successful organizations are doing to keep their cloud data secure and compliant.

Fern Halper, Ph.D.

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