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The Main Issues in Digitalization Projects: Data Protection and Security

In the age of digitalization, data protection and security are becoming even more important than they had already been before. According to a recent Accenture study among 2,000 IT security professionals in 15 countries, protecting customer data and ensuring operation are the central goals of the IT security strategy. Still, one in three cyber attacks is successful, finds the study. With 81 percent of respondents who are responsible for IT security stating that they feel well equipped to thwart attacks, some questions come up: Do experts feel too safe handling sensitive data? Are they protected at all against dangers from the web in digitalization projects? Which security and data protection aspects should be taken into account for these projects?

Topics: Digital Business Transformation Security Comment

Shadow IT: An Underestimated Risk

Using Shadow IT is a security risk for the German economy, according to the recent Security Report 2016 by eco - Association of the Internet Industry. The alarming result comes from a survey among 580 IT experts in German, mostly medium-sized companies. Shadow IT is a catchword for unauthorised hard and software as well as cloud services that exist independent from an organization`s IT and endanger sensitive corporate data. Around one third of the surveyed experts believed that there is Shadow IT being used in their companies, 23 percent think this happens on a considerable scale. Only 16 percent said there was none. But what makes applications that seem to make sense for the user so dangerous for companies? And how can more companies go from the shadow to the sunny side of IT?

Topics: Digital Business Transformation Security Comment

What to do when things get critical? Oracle Public Cloud – disaster recovery that works for smaller companies as well

Damage that occurs within your own IT structure is expensive – it can cause your systems to fail, shut down your business and, in the worst case, cause irrecoverable loss of data. Even smaller firms should not shy away from the apparently high amount of effort required and prepare adequately for the worst case.

Topics: Cloud Computing Oracle Security