Data Governance

Data governance combines data management, risk management and more into one larger program to formally manage important data assets across an enterprise. Data governance is used by organizations to exercise control over processes and methods used by various departments across the business. Learn data governance best practices in the following blogs.

What is NIST 800-88, and What Does “Media Sanitization” Really Mean?

NIST 800-88, published by the National Institute for Standards and Technology, is known for its media sanitization categories of Clear, Purge and Destroy. Its principles can apply to magnetic, flash-based, and other storage technologies. And, it can cover everything from mobile devices and USB drives to servers—or even technologies not yet developed. The latest update, NIST 800-88 Rev. 1, is one of the most widely used data sanitization standards requested … Read More

MWC 2019: Foldable Phones, 5G and Insights on Consumer Privacy for the Fast-Growing Mobile Resale Market

How Are Consumer Privacy, Security and Government Regulation Affected by the Latest in Mobile Innovations? MWC Barcelona (#MWC19) debuted revolutionary changes, including the increased unveiling of 5G network use and the highly anticipated advent of foldable phones. Yet, in the wake of the massive “Collection 1” data exposure (followed by Collections 2-5), last year’s abundant data breaches and Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica misuse of consumer information—security and privacy in the mobile … Read More

California’s New Data Law is a Step Forward for Data Protection in the U.S.

By now, we’ve certainly all heard about the GDPR, and many businesses around the world have felt its effects. The GDPR isn’t the only forward leap for data privacy making waves in 2018, though. California just passed the toughest and most comprehensive data privacy law that the States has ever seen—marking a huge leap forward for the nation. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 outlines legislation that will bring … Read More

A Comprehensive List of US Data Disposal Laws

Most businesses have access to Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This information is sensitive and must remain confidential—both during the customer’s active business with the company and after that relationship has ended. Businesses found to be careless with the management of PII, and its eventual disposal, can be harshly penalized, especially in this post-GDPR era. Compliance is key. Data breaches are costly to businesses; companies that have allowed personal data to … Read More

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