It’s Your Data: Protect It End-to-End

Your data sets are the crown jewels of your enterprise. You must be able to protect them through their entire lifecycle while keeping them available to those who need them. Bill Bacci, Federal Director of Data Security at HPE, explained why government agencies need a comprehensive approach to enterprise data protection in a recent interview with GovLoop. He also shared how data security technologies can help agencies achieve end-to-end data-centric security without compromising functionality.

Information technology is an enabler that has changed the way agencies do business and perform their mission. It allows the collection and use of data for analytics, transactions and delivery of services. As this data is collected and combined, it increases in value. Big data has emerged as a resource that can be mined for insights and understanding of your mission and constituents, and used to improve decision-making and customer experiences.

This value is a two-edged sword. As the data gains value, the consequences of a compromise of sensitive data – intellectual property (IP), personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI), financial (FTI), and other sensitive data grows, too. It becomes a target for criminals and other adversaries, and the potential harm to the organization and to individuals as the result of a breach becomes greater. Securing IT infrastructure alone no longer provides adequate protection. The data itself must be protected through its entire lifecycle while keeping it available to those who need it, when they need it, without adding computational overhead.