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: