Originally featured on forbes.com
With the increasing prevalence and sophistication of cyberattacks, chief information security officers must remain vigilant to new assaults that threaten their enterprise. However, the new level of attacks, the volume of data and the complex dispersion of controls demand a data-first approach to better defend a company’s most important digital assets.
Why is this? Companies hiring cyber and privacy professionals still struggle with truly knowing their data. They find themselves reactively discovering data instead of having a reliable system for finding it on demand. The problem of controlling data is more challenging than ever. Cyber and privacy professionals have done as well as they can to defend and remediate data risks. The journey now requires closer teaming with business leaders who are familiar with the data that matters most.