Big Data , Governance , Risk Management

The First Step in Protecting Business Data

Jason Hart of Gemalto on the Importance of 'Situational Awareness'

The best starting point for effectively safeguarding data and protecting against breaches is to clearly understand what kind of data an organization has, where it's located and the risks, says Jason Hart of Gemalto.

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"It's all about the organization having situational awareness of what their business processes are and the type of data," he says. "Until they have situational awareness, they are not actually going to be able to protect their organization. The bad guys have a greater ability of gaining situational awareness around their targets."

In a video interview at RSA Conference 2017, Hart also discusses:

  • What's involved in developing "situational awareness";
  • How organizations should determine what kinds of data needs to be protected;
  • Challenges involved in protecting the internet of things and cloud-based data.

Hart is CTO for data protection at Gemalto. He was previously vice president of cloud solutions at SafeNet and CEO and vice president of sales of Cryptocard, which was acquired by SafeNet in March 2012. Hart, a former ethical hacker, has over 17 years of experience in the information security industry.


About the Author

Tracy Kitten

Tracy Kitten

Executive Editor, BankInfoSecurity & CUInfoSecurity

A veteran journalist with more than 18 years' experience, Kitten has covered the financial sector for the last 11 years. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2010, where she now serves as the Executive Editor of BankInfoSecurity and CUInfoSecurity, she covered the financial self-service industry as the senior editor of ATMmarketplace, part of Networld Media. Kitten has been a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences, and was the keynote at ATMIA's U.S. and Canadian conferences in 2009. She has been quoted by CNN.com, ABC News, Bankrate.com and MSN Money.




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