Data storage mechanisms and the sources of data undergo radical adaptations to evolve and keep up pace with the changing needs and continuously metamorphosing technology. Data storage mechanisms see a chronological advancement from databases to warehouses to datamarts and now Big Data. The nature of Data itself turns into a need based practical combination of both structured and unstructured data.
Sources of data for the central repositories of Enterprise Software move out from being in-house to the Cloud; connected by the internet and other publicly accessed networking mechanisms. Data is sourced from devices of choice; laptops, smartphones, and tablets or wearables possessed by all the stakeholders; workforce, vendors and customers. The touch points are varied too. E-Commerce, Social Media and BYOD changes the way data is captured and exchanged.
The data accessible with this flexible and open approach is more than vulnerable to privacy violations and misuses. The chances of both accidental and intentional data damage increase manifold. Data security is very significant today and compliance to data privacy norms becomes stringent and legally mandatory.
From Enterprise proprietary, to government-classified to personal data, the threat to data is everywhere and prudent Data Security Measures integrate compliance with end-to-end data protection into the systems with a single protection infrastructure.