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The Dangers of Dark Data and How to Minimize Your Exposure

Structured data, like content in a database, is relatively easy to manage. However, confidential or sensitive unstructured information presents a real challenge to CIOs.  Find out why ‘dark data’ can be a security risk and how you can protect your organization.

As “dark fiber” is to the telecommunications industry so, also, is “dark data” to many businesses and organizations. These vast pools of untapped, largely unprotected data simply sit there, doing not much of anything for the bottom line.  Isaac Sacolik’s Dark Data: A Business Definition describes it as “data that is kept ‘just in case’ but hasn’t (so far) found a proper usage.”

Source: cio.com
Author: Ed Tittel

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