Three guiding principles to improve data security and compliance

News headlines about the increasing frequency of information and identity theft have focused awareness on data security and privacy breaches — and their consequences. In response to this issue, regulations have been enacted around the world.
Although the specifics of the regulations may differ, failure to ensure compliance can result in significant financial penalties, criminal prosecution and loss of customer loyalty. In addition, the information explosion, the proliferation of endpoint devices, growing user volumes, and new computing models like cloud, social business and big data have created new vulnerabilities. To secure sensitive data and address
compliance requirements, organizations need to adopt a more proactive and systematic approach.