The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, the Solarwinds Breach, and other recent attacks have made one thing abundantly clear; threats from malware, ransomware, and phishing are an inevitability. So long as hackers can make money from cyber attacks, there will be a palpable threat to every company, school, and government system. The response to cyber attacks has focused on network security—building a better wall to keep out as much malware as possible. But by focusing exclusively on network security, institutions are exposing themselves to greater risk and allowing the barbarians to rampage through the city unencumbered long after walls have proven insufficient. To prevent catastrophic data breaches, companies need to do more than keep intruders out; Companies must take a data-centric approach to their security architecture. Many companies do not understand what data assets their servers contain or how failure to meaningfully manage data puts consumer information at risk. Effective data governance is no longer a best practice, it is a necessity to ensure that data is an asset to your business rather than a liability.
Ardent Privacy is dedicated to giving your business the tools necessary for effective data governance. Our technology helps identify and eliminate risky data practices before a data breach occurs, empowering business to meet the legal and moral obligations that come with processing consumer data. By harnessing the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence, Ardent Privacy’s Turtle Shield platform will provide a comprehensive window into your company’s data inventory. Our platform will identify potential risks, generate useful visualizations, and securely delete data that no longer provides value to your business. Using our tools will allow your business to minimize its data footprint, comply with data privacy regulations, and reduce the risk of consumer data ending up in the hands of hackers.
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