Data Security: The Next Big Security Focus in India ?

Data explosion and advent of big data are phenomena, which are a result of economic development of
nations and increase in digital footprint of organizations.With more and more devices getting connected to the core business enterprise network, in order to serve the need of anytime-anywhere information access and growing traction of bring your own device (BYOD) in the corporate culture; all contributing to the era of ‘big data’.

Trends driving data explosion:

Proliferation of mobile devices accessing corporate data

As data is increasingly becoming an essential component of wireless communication, latest mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and other data-centric devices are making a foray into the business world in a big way.As per Frost & Sullivan estimates, smartphone and tablet PC penetration in India will register compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) from 24.8 percent in 2011 to 106.7 percent in 2017.

‘Big Data’ invasion

Today, companies are seemingly tapping large amounts of information about their customers,stakeholders and suppliers, and huge volumes of data are being generated every second.Needless to say, this advent of big data is pushing enterprises to invest in business intelligence and analytics like never before.

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‘Always On’ networks with seamless connectivity

Another big trend observed is the always-networked enterprise. Upsurge of wireless and networking capability in handhelds and portables has resulted in connectivity of workgroups to the main corporate network anytime and anywhere. Trend of extended office and workgroups has resulted in the need for ‘always access’ of data to-and-from the enterprise.

Adoption of cloud services

For the very ease of use, scalability, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO), cloud solutions are increasingly being adopted. From the obvious advantages of providing a more efficient and scalable way to store data, it is becoming a known fact that increased adoption of cloud computing will continue to stimulate astronomical growth in storage requirements resulting from a data explosion.

Globalization leading to cross-border data flow

Globalization is not a recent phenomenon, but has become a buzzword with the explosion of information taking place around us. As organizations become increasingly global, this translates into significant cross-border flow of data. Adhering to compliance regulations across geographies and safeguarding sensitive data from leakage has become a behemoth task.

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Need to secure corporate data

  • Evolution of Sophisticated Threat Vector
  • Introduction of New Technologies
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • Safeguarding from Insider Threats
  • Safeguarding the Enterprise’s reputation and Sustaining Competitive Advantage

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