One of the most frustrating things about cybersecurity is the inordinate amount of time and effort gets applied to protecting assets that in the grand scheme of things don’t have much value. The reason this occurs is that most organizations are trying to defend every file equally versus focusing their efforts on the data that has the highest value.
The challenge cybersecurity professionals have, of course, is identifying what data that has the highest value to the business and then crafting cybersecurity controls commensurate with the actual value of that data.Recent survey: Business managers must do a better job at communicating the value of data to their cybersecurity teams. Many IT professionals overestimate the importance of low-value data.Click To Tweet
Mike Vizard has covered IT for more than 25 years, and has edited or contributed to a number of tech publications including InfoWorld, eWeek, CRN, Baseline, ComputerWorld, TMCNet and Digital Review. He currently blogs for IT Business Edge and contributes to CIOinsight, The Channel Insider, Programmableweb and Slashdot. Mike also blogs about emerging cloud technology for SmarterMSP.