Every day, businesses create, collect, compile, store, and share exponentially growing amounts of data. When put to use effectively, sales teams can boost revenue, marketing can improve the customer experience, HR can keep employees happy, and so on. But we all know that cyberattacks are on the rise and evolving data privacy legislation has led to the call for responsible data use. Unfortunately, protecting it is easier said than done.
As information and security teams work to thwart data breaches and ensure compliance, they can become overly protective of systems, leading to unnecessary lockdown against the people who need access to data.