With only a fraction of a business’s data held in structured formats, such as ERP systems, the vast majority of it is held in an unstructured manner contained within emails, local storage, removable storage or in many cases on file servers that are bulging at the seams.
Data is growing at unprecedented rates with many organisations struggling to cope with managing this growth. However failure to implement appropriate controls and information governance around this data poses a significant cyber risk. Businesses have been understandably surprised by this growth in data, which if left in its unstructured state will ultimately become compromised.
Cyber criminals will look to capitalise on weak spots within a business’s information management process, in order to obtain salient information that will benefit their cause. It can be as simple as obtaining a spreadsheet that contains business critical information that allows them to burrow further and further into a business’s infrastructure.
CCL can provide the necessary skills and experience to bring order from this untrusted data chaos through the implementation of proven tools, processes and policies. Our experience in information governance will ensure that data is effectively managed and the cyber risk is significantly reduced.