It is said that "Data is the new oil." If that's the case, then organizations need to do a far better job inventorying and securing their wells, says Laurence Pitt of Juniper Networks. He offers insights on leveraging and securing data.
Laurence, Strategic Director for Security with Juniper Networks' marketing organization in EMEA, says security leaders need to build controls around the reality that data has different value at different stages of its lifecycle.
"At one point, data to an organization will be absolutely the most valuable thing it has if they're talking about release of a new product to market," Laurence says. "Prior to release, that's hugely valuable information. But the moment that product goes to market, that data goes from being hugely valuable - protected and kept secret - to being something they want everybody to know about."
In an interview about improving data security, Laurence discusses:
- Data's true value in today's economy;
- How organizations are exposing data to risks;
- How certain industries are best leveraging and securing data.
Laurence Pitt is the Strategic Director for Security with Juniper Networks' marketing organization in EMEA. He has over twenty years' experience of cyber security, having started out in systems design and moved through product management in areas from endpoint security to managed networks. In his role at Juniper, Laurence articulates security clearly to business and across the business, creating and having conversations to provoke careful thought about process, policy and solutions.