Reducing the number of places where your data is stored naturally minimises the potential for inadvertent data breaches.
The most obvious reason to reduce the number of data repositories is that protecting a few locations is easier than protecting many. This means identifying and reviewing locations where your data may be currently residing.
Where is it, who has access to it, what are the actual geographic locations of the data repositories, is it in a physical or virtual environment, is the interaction with data tracked, how many different data types are there, where does the data get transmitted? These are just some of the questions you may want to ask yourself when it comes to your data.
However to truly help reduce the cause of multiple data locations it is important to understand why companies end up with data in places where it shouldn’t be in the first place.
We believe that the number one reason that data ends up in territories beyond the companies’ control is lack of easy access to the data by those that need it to complete their daily duties.
For instance, if a user needs to access certain confidential customer data remotely, unless there is a simple solution provided by the business for them to do so they may resort to simply uploading the data to a consumer grade cloud party in order to access their data from anywhere. This presents a major issue right away as the loss over the control of that data and access to it is instantly relieved from the company to the low-security free cloud storage solution provider. The business now has lost control over the data and no longer has power over who can access and process it. That data may now end up being stored not only on the consumer grade cloud storage service infrastructure but now also on various devices owned by the end user.
NetConnect’s approach to this issue is one of availability. With NetConnect users can access their data on-the-go from any device anywhere without exposing your data to any third party providers and also without storing that data on any end-device. That means you remain in control of your business data and you get to decide who can access and process your data. By making user experience a top priority in NetConnect, we aim to reduce the potential for users to utilise low-security third party consumer grade cloud storage or other means to share or access corporate data.