Locate sensitive data stores and documents, highlight the relationships between structured databases,
and reveal the access rights and security arrangements that govern them.
As the penalties for non-compliance with the GDPR are potentially severe, it is critical to understand where sensitive data is held and who has access to it. In the typical organisation, there may be anything from dozens to hundreds of systems that contain elements of personal data on customers, employees and business partners. These may include: data marts and warehouses, archival data, test/dev environments, outsourced mailing lists, and countless spreadsheets on laptops, NAS drives, USB keys and online file shares.
Your GDPR implementation doubtless included a data-discovery stage, but it is clear that systems, data and access rights are in constant flux.
This means that data discovery must be embedded as an ongoing capability, taking advantage of automated tools to find, explore, analyse and classify both structured and unstructured forms of personal data.
The Northdoor Data Discovery Solution locates sensitive data stores and documents, highlights the relationships between structured databases, and reveals the access rights and security arrangements that govern them. It provides data maps and dashboards to increase organisational visibility of protected assets, and uses intelligent fuzzy searches to discover personal information hidden away in forgotten parts of your network.
By deploying a lightweight, web-based solution that provides best-practice ongoing data discovery across on-premises and cloud infrastructure, backed by Northdoor’s expertise in defining search and classification policies, your organisation can maintain a clear view of the personal data you hold even as your business evolves and grows.
For more information, read our blog: The Sprawl of personal data