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What Is Data Governance? A Quick Guide

The explosion of data and the velocity of its delivery have compelled organizations to incorporate an integrated set of processes, practices, and policies to guide their data use. Data governance ensures there’s a well-defined, company-wide framework that can foster proper data stewardship.
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Data Classification: Enabling Compliance with GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOX, & More

Learn how Fortra's Data Classification Suite can facilitate compliance with GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOX, and other prominent data privacy regulations.
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The Benefits of Pairing Digital Guardian with Fortra's Data Classification Suite

Digital Guardian’s data classification capabilities have helped organizations better understand their data for years but for businesses looking to empower further their users and automate their data protection programs, there are additional options available. Fortra's acquisition of Boldon James and Titus three years ago has brought a wealth of data classification knowledge and technology under...
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Introducing Fortra's Data Classification

We’re writing today to share news about an exciting new beginning for the Titus and Boldon James products. Fortra has long been a global expert in software for data classification and we’re thrilled to share that beginning today, the two brands will live under the same roof, on a new microsite, as Fortra’s Data Classification. Whether you're looking for product information, educational data...
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Data Categorization or Data Classification?

In the last few years, there has been a dramatic shift from data classification being a “nice to have” tool, to becoming a necessity. Behind this momentum, private companies and organizations are implementing data classification using “traditional” taxonomies and schemas that work for governments and militaries but don’t necessarily translate well into...
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What Is Data Classification?

What Is Data Classification And What Can It Do For My Business? Data classification is an approach to identifying, protecting and managing information which has rapidly become best practice. Implemented as part of a layered security strategy, it enables an enterprise to defend itself against a variety of threats - from aggressive outsiders to untrained or well-meaning insiders - while unlocking...
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The 5 Steps to Effective Data Classification: Identify Your Crown Jewels

  The 5 Steps to Effective Data Classification: Identify your sensitive and high value data Discover the location and accessibility of your sensitive data Classify data according to its value to the organization Secure: employee security control and protection measures Monitor: measure and evolve security practices Using data classification as...
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Data Classification in Finance

Why should the financial services sector adopt a data classification strategy?   Because more than nine out of ten (95%) of data breaches are financially motivated, according to this year’s Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Within the finance and insurance sector specifically, the rates were as high as 97% — no surprise there.   However, what may be surprising is that most of these...
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Data Classification in the Finance World

When it comes to data privacy, financial services is one of the most highly regulated industries, and as a result, finance organizations face immense pressure to protect the data they are creating, collecting, and storing. Let’s take a deeper dive into what pressures are put on financial organizations to protect their data, and what they can do to...
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Complying With the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Everything You Need To Know

The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are a set of regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce to control the export of certain goods and technologies from the United States for reasons of national security and foreign policy. Here is a breakdown of the essentials your organization should know for proper compliance. The Export...
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What Is the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)?

An Introduction to FedRAMP In late 2011, the Office of Management and Budget under the Obama Administration released a memorandum that introduced the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), noting that “[in the two years prior], the Administration worked in close collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology...
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What Is ISO 27001 and How Can It Help Your Organization?

What Is ISO 27001? Everything You Need To Know About ISO 27001:2022 ISO 27001, also known as ISO/IEC 27001, is a widely recognized international standard that defines best practices for implementing and managing information security for an Information Security Management System, or ISMS. The risk-based standard was published by a joint technical...
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Lookout and Fortra Partner to Secure Sensitive Data Across the Enterprise

Editor’s Note: This blog post was co-authored by Clayton Barnard, Senior Director, Global Alliances at Lookout, and Corey Markell, Associate Director, Strategic Resource Group at Fortra. The first steps for any organization in creating a data security strategy are accurately identifying all of their sensitive information and securing that data from...
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Data Protection Myths and the Truths Behind Them

To implement or not to implement? That is the question when evaluating a new technology solution for your organization. Complicating the often daunting decision are the preconceived notions held at various organizational levels as to whether the solution is necessary, or more trouble than it’s worth. This can become especially problematic when...