Helping Ensure Data Protection: Internal and External Threats

Recent years have seen increasing demands on midsize organisations to ensure compliance with changing legal, financial and governance regulations. As such, data protection is often viewed as an onerous ‘tax’ on ITIT budgets – a necessary evil to keep the regulators at bay.However this paper will argue that the performance, collaboration and governance of a midsize organisation can improve immediately if its operations are based on a secure, consolidated and open information infrastructure.