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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
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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