Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BI Data Governance - SAP BusinessObjects

If you didn't have a chance to attend our recent Intelligent Data Access Controller (IDAC) webinar, you missed some great insights on BI data governance -- how you can gain greater control over your BI platform through increased visibility into data connectivity, better security through awareness of data access, and more accountability through sensitive data audit.

It's no surprise that BI data governance is becoming a hot topic. As BI assumes a more critical role in business decision support, it gains access to more and more enterprise data sources -- sources which inevitably contain sensitive operational, competitive, and personal data.

In a perfect world, your security model and corporate policies would be enough to protect your sensitive data. Data access would be restricted to trusted individuals, and those individuals would follow corporate policies on disclosure. But, according to Symantec, 33% of criminal breaches to your data security involve a malicious insider (PDF). Further, in 75% of those breaches, data is stolen by individuals with authorized access.

Clearly, it is not enough to design your security model well and set it in motion. You need to remain vigilant. You need to monitor data access proactively. You also need to be seen to be doing so -- as a deterrent to misuse of data access, and frequently also to comply with the letter and spirit of regulatory requirements.


Learn more about what you can do to improve BI data governance:

View a recording of the SAP BusinessObjects Data Connectivity, Sensitive Data Audit, BI Data Governance webinar.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Webinar Reminder: SAP BusinessObjects Data Connectivity, Sensitive DataAudit

When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at 10 am and 4 pm ET

Learn how to mitigate growing performance and compliance risks caused by increasing BI data connection complexity and expanding regulatory requirements.

Effective control of your SAP BusinessObjects deployment depends on query performance optimization and data access accountability. But many of the processes and activities that influence optimization and accountability are typically outside of the BI environment and outside of the direct control of SAP BusinessObjects administrators and platform managers.
View a 3 min. video preview of the webinar
The time to gain control of those processes and activities is now, because you face growing complexity in your SAP BusinessObjects data access and data accountability requirements. In addition to internal query performance challenges, there are audit and monitoring requirements mandated by regulatory compliance. There is no question that these issues represent substantial risk to your organization's success and security.

In this webinar, we will discuss data connectivity issues that present a risk to every data-driven organization, including:
  • Data Visibility and Control -Monitoring and Managing Data Connectivity
  • Sensitive Data Auditing -Data Access Monitoring and Regulatory Compliance
The webinar will also introduce you to the APOS Intelligent Data Access Controller (IDAC), a data access, audit, and accountability solution specifically designed to help SAP BusinessObjects administrators and technicians monitor and manage BI data connections and queries.