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Sometimes the best defense is deletion
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 02:14:23 -0600 (CST)


By Taylor Armerding
January 23, 2013

Big Data is viewed as a very good thing by most enterprises. With the right analytics, it can generate meaning and business value. But like with many things there can be too much of a good thing, say a number of Information Governance (IG) experts.

Their message is that enterprises need to do more than protect their data from theft or infection -- they need to get rid of some of it, for both economic and legal reasons.

Dumping data has a variety of names, so far, including defensible disposition, defensible deletion and active expiration. Barry Murphy, cofounder and principal analyst at eDJ Group, prefers defensible deletion (DD).

What is more important than the label, Murphy wrote in a post in eDiscovery Journal, however: "Companies can reduce costs and decrease risks by proactively getting rid of unnecessary information."


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