Ensuring compliance through data security

Major compliance spend does not necessarily equal secured data when it comes to sensitive information security. Enterprises need to consider placing more focus on securing critical secrets that confer long-term competitive advantage, rather than just preventing accidents involving custodial data. Enterprises should consider data-centric security technologies that provide a unified platform to protect both types of data. They should specifically be able to accommodate unstructured information, provide the correct level of access to necessary parties and place emphasis on retaining control of information at all times including throughout any collaboration processes or sharing. Files should also be secured with persistently applied measures, allowing the file to be always protected as its minimum state, and access controlled wherever it is used, sent or stored.