As the volume and types of data increases, achieving effective data governance, adequate data protection and, should something go wrong, full recovery of that data, becomes ever more challenging.
Your data is probably a priceless asset for your business. One data breach incident or data loss can have severe consequences. To safeguard such an important asset your business needs to focus on three pillars:
Data protection is a complex and continuous process and BMIT has extensive experience in each area, providing both advisory and technical support throughout the process. Using best-in-class solutions from leading technology vendors such as Microsoft and Veeam to tailor solutions that will help your business minimize risk, ensure compliance and secure your data.
Data governance is the process of managing the availability, usability, integrity, and security of the data used in your business. It involves understanding your data, and then defining policies, procedures, and standards to ensure that data is accurate, consistent, and secure, risks are low and in compliance with regulatory frameworks.
Knowing your data is crucial when implementing governance processes because it allows you to better understand your data and how it is used within the business.
Some of the Microsoft technologies used in data governance include data classification, access control, encryption, and monitoring. You can also use tools to map your entire data estate and get insights into how your data is stored and used.
Data protection and data leakage protection (DLP) are complementary processes to safeguard sensitive or valuable information from unauthorized access, disclosure, or loss, including insider risk management and app access. This includes protecting data in transit and at rest, as well as controlling access to data and monitoring its use. Data protection is essential for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.
BMIT offers a range of advisory services and technology solutions to protect your data. Using the extensive security and compliance capabilities of Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Purview, BMIT can provide a range of tools and features that enable your business to protect your data and prevent data leakage, including data classification, access control, encryption, threat detection, and compliance management.
Data backup and recovery refer to the processes and technologies used to protect data against loss or corruption. This includes backup strategies, the creation of backups, replication of data to secondary locations, and the implementation of disaster recovery plans.
One of the biggest challenges in data backup and recovery is ensuring the availability of backups and the ability to recover data quickly in the event of a disaster. This requires the implementation of robust backup and recovery technologies, but also regular testing of your disaster recovery plans and backup procedures to identify and address any weaknesses.