Druva Regional Sales Director Jeff Stepanik discussed data protection, compliance and mobile security risks during a Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Druva at the 2014 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Leadership Forum in Dallas on Oct. 2. In his presentation, "Data Protection + Governance at the Edge of the Enterprise," Stepanik noted data is being created in various ways, and data visibility is key for organizations that want to effectively safeguard their sensitive information.
According to Stepanik, examining data protection from an administrator and end user perspective enables an organization to take a 360-degree view of its IT security. If an organization understands the security risks it faces, Stepanik said, it can protect all of its devices: "When we look at data protection and visibility, I’m just going to build this out for you. Protect, govern and serve. What does that mean? Not only do we want to protect the data and be able to recover the data, let’s take the next step in mobile devices, which also includes laptops."
In addition, Stepanik pointed out cloud providers can provide valuable support to organizations, especially when it comes to data protection. Stepanik also noted the demand for cloud providers will likely rise, and as more organizations begin to leverage the cloud, they can implement bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and mobility security policies to protect their data: "I think that we need to demand more out of cloud providers. Cloud’s here. Cloud’s part of our lives now. It’s not going anywhere. The cloud does need to be reliable for the international customers. We really want the global reach coming from the cloud."