Friday, June 2, 2017

What Are Your Data Protection Best Practices? Please take our SANS Survey

From Deb Radcliff

For years, cradle-to-grave data protection has been a pipe dream, but today it’s even more important because data moves into and out of the cloud, onto mobile devices and elsewhere outside the perimeter. That’s why SANS is now conducting its first survey on Data Protection Best Practices and we’re asking for you to take the survey and share your experience and knowledge.

In the survey, we want to find out who holds responsibility for data security, what type of sensitive data (and associated regulations) organizations are handling, and how well their security programs keep up with agile development, DevOps, containerization and other contemporary development methodologies.

Results and advice will be shared in a SANS community whitepaper developed by SANS Analyst Program research director, Barb Filkins, who specializes in healthcare and data privacy laws. The paper will be provided to the community during a live webcast and also presented at the SANS Data Breach Summit in September. 

The goal is to get the dialog moving on cradle-to-grave data protection, identify weak links, improve data protection practices, and raise awareness at the highest levels of the organization.

“From a legal and regulatory viewpoint, management is very often the responsible party for setting policy around the protection, privacy and security of data held by the organization,” says Filkins. “Yet they are often unaware of the risks involved in protecting the actual data and information. The results of this survey will help managers and their IT staffs identify and remediate these risks.”

We call upon your experiences: Please take the survey (and in the process you may also enter to win a $400 Amazon Gift Card OR a free pass to the SANS Data Breach Summit). Survey will be removed June 26.

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