In a recent article entitled “Securing Information for a Shared Services Infrastructure”, Richard Freeman from Ricoh Canada talked about the need to secure information as companies share it internally and externally. The focus of the article is how an organization must look at balancing the need to efficiently share information without compromising privacy, protection of intellectual property and other sensitive data, or financial and legal risk.
As is evident from all the news about data breaches and cyber threats, the challenge today is to thwart the bad guys from stealing your sensitive data. While many organizations still focus on protecting servers, networks and end-point devices, you have to secure and control the information itself. Since most of the data created today is unstructured content stored in documents, protecting the documents from inadvertent or malicious access should be the primary goal to ensure that authorized users can collaborate efficiently and securely.