Information governance is a term used to describe all types of IT data related activities. Some of those areas are data archiving, test data management (TDM), data masking, data privacy and security. Over the past twelve months alone I have been involved with all of them to differing degrees.
One of my favorites was helping to develop the ERP Vulnerability Assessment. The ERP Vulnerability Assessment™ leverages delivered functionality in IBM’s InfoSphere Guardium™ solution to streamline the identification of vulnerabilities in an organizations PeopleSoft security. This solution will help an organization monitor and log activities at all access levels. This includes privileged users such as DBA’s and system administrators.
With all the news lately about major companies “losing” our private information, I find it very refreshing that many are stepping up and taking the necessary steps to prevent breaches both from inside and outside their respective organizations.
Understanding the risk and implementing a plan to address it quickly is a much better option than waiting to act until someone/ something forces your hand.