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Securing sensitive data

Zafar Anjum | May 27, 2010
As e-commerce and m-commerce solutions are providing real-time accessibility and new opportunities, security threats like fraud, theft, viruses and spam have become more numerous and aggressive. Hafid Saba, senior solutions specialist, Asia Pacific, NetIQ, tells Zafar Anjum how companies are dealing with the increasing threats.

Securing sensitive data is an ongoing business commitment that requires attentive resources and the support of senior management. Measuring security effectiveness can be a tricky business. Implementing solutions that thoroughly monitor networks is one way to stay informed about whats happening on your infrastructure, while keeping skilled resources free to focus on more strategic security processes.

Even so, the application of independent metrics is in its infancy, and rolling up compliance, security and risk into an easily digestible format for senior stakeholders has been a consistent challenge. But it is a challenge that organisations cannot afford to ignore. If IT departments dont begin educating the employees in charge about the need for constant refinement of security processes, the benefits of any compliance mandate as a baseline for good security practice will go to waste.


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