Manage and Protect the Unstructured Data As Asset

It may come as a shock that over 80% of the data today are complete unprotected and unmanaged, but it is the fact. Unstructured and semi-structured data, counted over 80% of all the data in an average organization, and projected by IDG to grow to 93% by 2023, is completely exposed without protection today. Those data therefore becomes the primary target of hacking activities and most often the direct or indirect source of the damage caused by cyber breaches.

A critical characteristic of unstructured data is that it contains a company’s sensitive data or IP and probably represents in some form or another the sum total of all the knowledge that has been created or collected in the organization, along with ongoing business activities. If the data was leaked it could be detrimental to the company’s image and the valuation of IP, or could result in heavy fines if the businesses are subject to legislation like GDPR, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and New York State Department of Financial Services (NY DFS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) as well as Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Unstructured data is one the most valuable assets and should managed and protected rigorously. It should be part of any overall data protection strategy. “Too big to handle” is no longer a valid excuse to throw unstructured data protection in the back burner. Yet, those data in most cases are completed ignored and exposed with patchy solutions like centralized storage and have become the majpr source of data breach. Dung the first three month of 2019, over 70% of HIPPA data breach is from instructured data. This situation is unacceptable to us, so we built Unstructured Data Shield (UDS), a first ever complete solution purposely built for the unstructured data protection and management, so the business can unlokc the value of those data and stay compliant.

Now the standard for untructured data management and protection has been raised, is your organization ready to step up for the next GDPR, HIPPA or NY DFS review?