Maybe you’ve been tasked with finding a California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) compliant privacy solution, are trying to address a gap in a Data Privacy Impact Assessment (DPIA), or your IT team is making infrastructure adjustments and moving to the cloud. However you came to the realization that your organization needs a privacy solution, convincing your IT team shouldn’t have to feel like an uphill battle. After all, privacy is crucial to enabling business growth in today’s day and age and, if you are in a highly regulated industry, it is essentially required.
So, whether your goal is to instill a privacy culture within the organization, meet compliance requirements, or enable business growth by protecting proprietary business data, here’s how to make a case for a privacy solution to your IT team.
What data management challenges are you dealing with as an organization? What keeps your IT and Security teams up at night when it comes to data management? According to research from Vanson Bourne, there are two major concerns when it comes to maintaining data privacy and security in the cloud: Managing data across multi-cloud environments and not adequately meeting regulatory standards. Both leave organizations at risk of suffering a data breach or incurring costly penalties.
While your IT and Security teams likely already understand these challenges, it’s up to you to advise them on how to enable the business to better handle these challenges, without sacrificing privacy.
Privacy boils down to one thing: preventing unauthorized access. Yet, multi-cloud environments and digital sharing workflows often leave private data at risk of exposure. Alongside new regulations such as the CCPA, organizations that place privacy at the forefront of business operations have a crucial competitive advantage.
To realize this advantage, first, think about what type of sensitive data is flowing in and out of your organization. The most common types are personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI) and intellectual property (IP). Consider reviewing these data management best practices to better understand your organization’s data landscape.
Recent research indicates that 54% of organizations are sharing data more frequently than they did last year, despite increasing privacy regulations, high-profile data breach incidents and public sentiment toward data privacy. The reality is that sharing data is essential within your organization and private and compliant sharing workflows enable business growth.
Therefore, the right privacy solution will address the need for secure sharing, compliance, and IP protection in the following ways.
In order to balance IT security priorities, keep business operations running, and maintain consistent data privacy, seek out a vendor that provides data-centric protection and granular access controls and visibility over who has accessed your data and when.
Virtru protects sensitive data to ensure privacy. With end-to-end encryption, granular access controls, and powerful key management capabilities, Virtru accelerates privacy programs by preventing unauthorized access to keep data private, wherever it’s shared.
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