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Much of what we do in the last 20 months or so has changed to become end-to-end digital experiences and consumers expect organisations to continue their investments in cloud services. Yet, companies pursuing digitalisation in a fast-changing landscape can forget data governance lies at the heart of success and plays a critical role in every strategic initiative.

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GUEST OPINION by Rishu Saxena, Data Platform Architect, Field CTO Office, Snowflake:  Shifting from on-premise IT infrastructures to cloud-based resources has changed the game in the world of data science. Analytics teams now have access to a massive amount of elastic computing power and numerous sources of internal and external data.

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GUEST OPINION by Denodo: These days, organisations have a constant stream of data flowing into their virtual walls. From customer information, to sales records, to social media interactions, and marketing reports, the modern enterprise is flooded by data, both structured and unstructured. Advanced and digitally mature organisations utilise that data to enhance their business operations and gain deep insights into fundamental business operations, whereas most organisations only aspire to this, or have barely started on their journeys.

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GUEST OPINION by Peter O’Connor, Vice President Asia Pacific, Snowflake: With an increasing proportion of daily activity shifting into the digital realm, Australian businesses are finding themselves awash with data.

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Thursday, 17 December 2020 16:53

Make 2021 the Year of Data-Centric Security

GUEST OPINION by Tim Roughton, regional sales manager at Varonis: In 2020, many organisations struggled to secure their networks against the expanded threat surface created by the sudden transition to remote work. Businesses sped up plans to move to the cloud and relied on new collaboration approaches and adoption of tools to keep business moving. Companies focused on ensuring business continuity and remote access — all too often at the expense of security.

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Concerns around security, privacy, cloud and technology resilience in the IT audit industry are being further fueled by shifting business priorities, the pandemic-induced remote work environment and accelerated deployment of new technologies entering into 2021, according to a new global survey.

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Dr Jonathan Gray, the CEO and Chief Data Scientist at Catapult BI will present a free 30 minute webinar on Data Governance and its importance for organisations in regulated industries and the Public Sector, at 1pm AEDT on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

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Monday, 07 September 2020 17:49

How Australian business can tap data for growth

It’s never been more important to put your business data to work

VENDOR NEWS: It’s incredible to think that despite everything we know about data - the amount we generate, its latent value - and the myriad of tools available to exploit it, most data available to businesses still goes untapped.

Data-sharing governance platform Data Republic has announced a new de-identification and privacy-preserving data-matching feature known as Senate Matching, meant for users of the company's Senate platform.

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Talend is a data-cleaning company with a billion-dollar market value. Chief executive Mike Tuchen says many companies are missing out on extracting the maximum value out of their data.

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Today's cloud content platforms help companies transform the way they and their people work, solving simple and complex information challenges, so why does Box think it's an outside-the-box solution?

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•    Australian (43%) businesses are about as careful as Indian (49%) but more careful than Japanese (31%) businesses when sharing sensitive information with 3rd parties in the cloud environment

•    Only a third of Australian businesses are proactive in managing compliance with privacy and data protection regulations in the cloud environment

•    61% of respondents in Australia are not confident that their organizations have visibility into the use of cloud computing applications, platform or infrastructure services

•    57% of Australian respondents believe it is more difficult to protect confidential or sensitive information in the cloud

The findings

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, can today reveal that while the vast majority of global companies (95%) have adopted cloud services, there is a wide gap in the level of security precautions applied by companies in different markets. Organizations admitted that on average, only two-fifths (40%) of the data stored in the cloud is secured with encryption and key management solutions.

The findings – part of a Gemalto commissioned Ponemon Institute “2018 Global Cloud Data Security Study” – found that organizations in Australia (46%), the UK (35%) and Japan (31%) are less cautious than those in Germany (61%) when sharing sensitive and confidential information stored in the cloud with third parties. The study surveyed more than 3,200 IT and IT security practitioners worldwide to gain a better understanding of the key trends in data governance and security practices for cloud-based services.

Germany’s lead in cloud security extends to its application of controls such as encryption and tokenization. The majority (61%) of German organizations revealed they secure sensitive or confidential information while being stored in the cloud environment, ahead of the US (51%) and Japan (50%).

Crucially, however, over three quarters (77%) of organizations across the globe recognize the importance of having the ability to implement cryptologic solutions, such as encryption. This is only set to increase, with nine in 10 (91%) believing this ability will become more important over the next two years – an increase from 86% last year.


Managing privacy and regulation in the cloud

Despite the growing adoption of cloud computing and the benefits that it brings, it seems that global organizations are still wary. Worryingly, half report that payment information (54%) and customer data (49%) are at risk when stored in the cloud. Over half (57%) of global organizations also believe that using the cloud makes them more likely to fall foul of privacy and data protection regulations, slightly down from 62% in 2016.

Due to this perceived risk, almost all (88%) believe that the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will require changes in cloud governance, with two in five (37%) stating it would require significant changes. As well as difficulty in meeting regulatory requirements, three-quarters of global respondents (75%) also reported that it is more complex to manage privacy and data protection regulations in a cloud environment than on premise networks, with France (97%) and the US (87%) finding this the most complex, just ahead of India (83%).

Head in the clouds

Despite the prevalence of cloud usage, the study found that there is a gap in awareness within businesses about the services being used. Only a quarter (25%) of IT and IT security practitioners revealed they are very confident they know all the cloud services their business is using, with a third (31%) confident they know.

Looking more closely, shadow IT may be continuing to cause challenges. Over half of Australian (61%), Brazilian (59%) and British (56%) organizations are not confident they know all the cloud computing apps, platform or infrastructure services their organization is using.

Fortunately, the vast majority (81%) believe that having the ability to use strong authentication methods to access data and applications in the cloud is essential or very important. Businesses in Australia are the keenest to see authentication put in place, with 92% agreeing it would help ensure only authorised people could access certain data and applications in the cloud, ahead of India (85%) and Japan (84%).

“The benefit of the cloud is its convenience, scalability and cost control in offering options to businesses that they would not be able to access or afford on their own, particularly when it comes to security said Graeme Pyper, A/NZ Regional Director at Gemalto. However, while securing data is easier, there should never be an assumption that cloud adoption means information is automatically secure. Just look at the recent Accenture and Uber breaches as examples of data in the cloud that has been left exposed. No matter where data is, the appropriate controls like encryption and tokenization need to be placed at the source of the data. Once these are in place, any issues of compliance should be resolved.”

For more details, download the “2018 Global Cloud Data Security Study”.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2016 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

From secure software to biometrics and encryption, our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our 15,000+ employees operate out of 112 offices, 43 personalization and data centers, and 30 research and software development centers located in 48 countries.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

Back-up is not just about making copies of everything across disparate hybrid environments – it is really about the recovery speed of data, operating systems, and apps, the global chief marketing officer of Commvault says.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 03:15

NetSuite to open Australian data centre

NetSuite announced today it has the budget and the green light to open a data centre in Australia, as soon as the operations team can implement it.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 23 March 2017 – Global
Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, is launching the latest version of its platform, Yellowfin 7.3+, in a series of webinars on Thursday 6 April 2017.

There are any number of business buzzwords used these days — agile, digital disruption, digital transformation, software defined, ‘Anything as a Service’, public/private/hybrid cloud — but a new Australian study says  IT pros should focus on management of information, not infrastructure.

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Monday, 19 October 2015 21:14

Hey, that is my personal data. So what?

There is a lot of talk about data governance but Kimberly Nevala, SAS’s Director - Business Strategies and Best Practices has perhaps a more moral, responsible opinion.

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Office supplies and stationery retailer, Officeworks, has implemented Stibo Systems’ Master Data Management platform to re-engineer its product information across all sales channels.

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International Business Intelligence (BI) software vendor, Yellowfin, and Ingres Corporation, pioneers of the record-breaking analytical database, VectorWise, will host a series of joint Webinars, Wednesday 13 July Australian EST.

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