Storing data has become so easy and inexpensive that for many organizations there’s effectively no limit to the amount of data they’ll keep. Adding more space in the data center or, increasingly, taking advantage of dirt-cheap storage in the cloud means that data is growing faster than many companies can deal with it.
It’s turning many companies into digital hoarders. Most enterprises have retention and disposition policies for how and when data should be deleted, but too many companies don’t enforce them and the data continues to grow. Data means risk, though, since anything stored that’s sensitive or valuable can be lost, or stolen and misused in the wrong hands. Here are five ways your extra information places your business at risk.
Author: Brian Vecci