Business Intelligence and Data Security: A Double-Edged Sword

There’s a great deal of digital real estate devoted to advising businesses on the importance of protecting information assets from hackers, and making the best of your data by sharing it broadly, and drilling into it deeply.

Analytics applications are extremely powerful — they: Process vast amounts of information quickly. Extract data with scheduled, or ad hoc queries. Present it in a format which is easily understood. These same business intelligence software advantages are potential data security vulnerabilities, if the right safeguards aren’t in place. Some of those safeguards are policies and practices, while others require investments of time, money and attention.

Author: Paco Darcey

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