Trends Report

CIOs: Find The Right Partners To Manage The Business Impact Of Data Protection

May 1st, 2015
With contributors:
Pascal Matzke , Laura Koetzle , Carmen Margarit-Stoica


Data is vital to businesses trying to win in the age of the customer. But unless it's handled with care, it can produce devastating consequences for the business environment. Business leaders are becoming increasingly aware of these risks, pushing leaders like the chief information security officer (CISO), CIO, and data protection officer/chief privacy officer to cooperate and execute on effective data protection strategies. As the pressure on technology management teams increases, they often look externally for help. But a bunch of new technology isn't the answer; rather, CIOs must seek out internal and external partners who understand the business impact of data protection and can assist them in framing their strategy in terms of business outcomes. This report helps CIOs place data protection at the core of business conversations, offers key questions to ask other internal data protection stakeholders, and provides guidance on choosing security vendors that have the right attributes to become trusted partners.

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