Tackling Data Security and Compliance Challenges

Three questions every CIO should ask about their data storage security

Data security is complicated. Compliance with security regulations has never been more important than it is today. It takes a lot of work to ensure your organization has a solid security program in place. How can you ensure you’re doing everything you can to protect your organization’s data? It begins by asking good questions and pressing for clear answers—from your staff, your partners, and your service providers.

In this white paper, we exam three important security questions every CIO should ask about your data storage platform and why getting clear answers to each one matters.

1. How are we protecting data in-flight and data-at-rest?
2. Can our data be made immutable or tamperproof?
3. Does our data storage architecture meet our compliance requirements?

The average cost of a data breach in 2019 was $3.92 million.¹ In the case of Capital One’s breach in March 2019, the total costs were estimated to fall somewhere between $100 million and $150 million by the time it was all settled.²

¹ McLean, Rob. “A hacker gained access to 100 million Capital One credit card applications and accounts.” CNN website, July 30, 2019. Viewed December 5, 2019.

² “What’s New in the 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report.” Security Intelligence website. Viewed December 20, 2019.

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