More than 90% of organizations reported challenges in implementing security policies for sensitive data
, VentureBeat reports.
Extreme concerns regarding dark data were reported by 84% of organizations, while 80% noted that unstructured data management and security were most challenging, a report from BigID revealed. Unstructured data, including business, financial, and intellectual property data, as well as customer IDs account for most of organizations' dark data. "The risk landscape is evolving: data breaches aren’t an if, but a when; data privacy and protection regulations are becoming more prevalent; and data is simply growing [in] an exponential way. Data is driving business — and when an organization doesn’t know what they have, they’re unable to protect and manage it," said BigID CEO Dimitri Sirota.
Sirota noted that organizations will have to determine critical data by scanning, classifying, and making an inventory of data. However, data inventory accuracy is crucial in determining and cataloging exposed data before securing it, according to Sirota.