Managing Data Securely and Responsibly

Computacenter_logo_smThe issue of secure data has never been more important and urgent in light of a string of highly embarrassing leaks of classified information. In 2015 an online social company, Ashley Madison lost a lucrative business and shut down their website after hackers held them ransom and compromised their user’s strict privacy. Do not let this happen to you.

Computacenter is a company that is taking this critical task for data on demand seriously, rising to the challenge for mass storage, securely and with an enhanced user experience. Delivering on all three of these is a difficult task. They recently assembled a super-team of experts to draw up conventions for a total solution to address custom needs. To better understand the challenges of big data management, read this downloadable pdf guide they have put together.

In today’s big data world, your business operates off a fragmented access framework, including remote laptops (staff working from home), tablets, mobile phones, custom devices like logistics access points and even your customer’s own virus-unprotected PCs. This demands a total audit of your core IT systems, but restricting convenience of users is out of the question. This is a hacker’s entry to your data. Business intelligence revealed that unauthorised access can remain undetected for months, allowing plenty of opportunity to crack deeper into your system, possibly accessing critical financial information. You wouldn’t want that crucial operational data getting into your competitors’ hands.

“There’s a balancing act at play when it comes to your data and systems, and it’s one for which there is no silver bullet solution”, says Mark Slaven, CIO of Computacenter.

Slaven heads up the UK based company that analyses your business systems to construct a logical framework. They then layer convenient-access over a robust security process to enable widespread access without compromising speed of data delivery or storage successfully, with maximum backup and minimum downtime. Computacenter works with large corporations to second-guess compromises before they occur, such as ‘insider’ security breach.

To complicate this further is the increasingly stringent and demanding European General Data Protection Regulation, and a new directive issued in April this year that adds to your data compliance responsibilities.

Says Anthony Lee, a partner at legal firm DMH Stallard, “There are a number of new obligations to be aware of. For example, the appropriate organisational and technical measures currently applying to the data controller (a person or organisation that “controls” the data) will also extend to the data processor, such as a cloud service provider. The controller will be expected to reserve a contractual right to inspect the processor’s facilities. Crucially, the new regime will extend the scope of the EU data protection law to all foreign companies processing the data of EU residents.”

For more information, download the full pdf guide Digital Gateway: Information, Big Data and Analytics

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