According to sonaku.com, a compliance manager is a professional that keeps the legal and ethical integrity of a company intact through policy enforcement and program planning. He or she makes sure all departments of a business are complying with the rules and regulations the company upholds.
Starting an information governance program within your organization can be an intimidating project. The first thing to consider is that IG should encompass the entire enterprise to be effective. Let's highlight a few areas to get you off on the right foot.
In light of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, it is important to consider how information governance can help an organization prepare for a ransomware attack.
Legal holds are by no means a new concept. However, with the ever expanding amount of data that businesses are producing, it is becoming a much bigger challenge.
Risk is a scary word for any organization and many will go to great lengths to avoid it. Especially when we are discussing information risk, which is chock full of serious consequences. The best way to mitigate information risk, however, is a solid information governance program.
Historically, getting buy-in from executives for an information governance program has been difficult. For those in the industry, this probably comes as no surprise. An information governance program is generally not seen as a priority or as something that generates revenue.
The Data Genomics 2016 survey reveals a few key reasons why many companies are beginning information governance programs. Not suprisingly, overall information within organizations is growing at a rate of 39% each year.
As we move our way through 2017, information governance has thankfully gained more and more traction. This increased awareness and understanding must move into actual initiatives, as the volume of data continues to rise and information regulations around the world increase.
We often talk about how information governance can improve compliance, mitigate legal risk and protect in the case of a data breach. What isn't discussed as much as it should be is how information governance can truly help an organization create new revenue.
The moment that we all dread can unfortunately happen at any time in today's work environment: You are sitting at your computer when suddenly, you are alerted that there has been a data breach or that your files are being held ransom.