Best Practice Report

A Strategic Guide For Controlling And Securing Your Data

Forrester's Data Security Control Framework

January 19th, 2021
With contributors:
Amy DeMartine , Isabelle Raposo , Peggy Dostie


In organizations that are complex or that have huge amounts of data, security, risk, and privacy pros often don’t know where to start. Raise your organization’s competence for how you approach data protection with Forrester’s data security and control framework as a foundation. This enables readiness with privacy compliance and establishes operational efficiency. Many security best practices, standards, and compliance requirements have commonalities — and include key controls that enable privacy for data handling. The strategic foundation shown here helps you build core capabilities for data control; as new requirements appear, you can identify the gaps and tactical actions needed to fill them.

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