Concern over the privacy of personal information, such as social security and credit card numbers, medical records, and other data has led to a proliferation of state and federal regulations in recent years. There is the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) in the financial sector and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the healthcare industry. Modeled after California’s SB1386, 44 states now mandate companies to notify individuals in writing whose personal information has been compromised, which can be costly for companies and result in loss of customers.
In addition to personal information, organizations must also protect their own intellectual property (IP), such as customer lists and proprietary technologies. PC data security is an integral component of an organization’s IT strategy for ensuring regulatory compliance and preventing the compromise of sensitive company secrets.
But in order to be effective, a PC data security solution must provide a number of key capabilities. It must be easy to deploy. Once deployed, it should offer confirmation that it is deployed and working as intended. It must not inhibit productivity. It should deliver organizational control and security while being transparent to the user (i.e., without dependence on end users’ acceptance or adherence to policy). Furthermore, it cannot be reliant on the user to deploy or maintain, and it can’t be circumvented by the user. It has to be enforced. And it must enable administrators to quickly and dynamically modify policy when business circumstances change.
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