Visibility is one of the fundamental Data Security strategies as you can’t protect what you can’t see!
Having no visibility leaves you in the dark on “Where” your data is, “What” it is being used for and “Who” is using it. The three W’s simplifies the most basic need to knows when it comes to Data Security and forms the building blocks of your Visibility initiative. Visibility will always provide building blocks towards Data Mapping. When talking about data mapping in a data security context it refers to understanding what data you are collecting, processing, sharing and storing. Data Mapping from a data science perspective adds the ability to establish relationships between separate data models and provide a better understanding and making integration possible.
In order to start your Visibility initiative you will need:
Discovery is always best started with a specific goal in mind. If you just discover everything in the organisation it could be pretty intimidating to work through.
Once you are discovering Data in your environment you will be able to identify “Where” data is moving and stored, “What” applications or processes are using it and “Who” is using and sharing it. This forms the base building blocks to start Data mapping from.