In episode 52 of the Cybersecurity Minute, Frank Domizio shares why an optimal cybersecurity strategy includes a data governance framework.
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00:35 — Today’s minute takes its theme from Acceleration Economy’s recently published guidebook on data governance frameworks. Data governance frameworks are crucial for any organization because data, “the lifeblood of any business,” must be protected.
01:00 — Data governance is a set of policies, procedures, and guidelines that dictate how data is managed. It is the process of managing data availability, usability, integrity, and security.
01:18 — From a cybersecurity perspective, a data governance framework is critical to protecting your organization’s most valuable asset: data. Data governance frameworks include rules for data access, handling, storage, and sharing.
01:41 — A well-constructed daily data governance framework ensures that data is accurate, reliable, and timely, while also maintaining the all-important CIA triad of security: confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
01:57 — Data governance helps organizations comply with data protection regulations, ensuring data is used ethically and responsibly. It also establishes who is responsible for enforcing data-related guidelines. Data governance mitigates risk and facilitates the use of an organization’s data to make informed decisions.
02:21 — One key data governance framework benefit is to ensure that data is managed in a consistent, effective manner. By providing a set of best practices for data management, a data governance framework keeps everyone in the organization on the same page. This reduces the risk of errors and makes sure that data use supports the organization’s goals.
02:48 —The importance of having a strong data governance framework in place cannot be overstated. For a deeper dive into data governance, Frank invites you to check out the Cloud Data Strategy, Analytics, and Governance guidebook.
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