Exhibitor News

Subpage Hero

Subpage Hero


29 Aug 2019

The Most Dangerous Thing About Your Data

The Most Dangerous Thing About Your Data

Your data, by itself, isn’t scary. You need it to make the best decisions.

There’s just one problem, and it’s a big one: Unscrupulous actors want your data, too.

In the age of data breaches, far too many organizations have found out the hard way how dangerous unsecured databases can be. Target paid $162 million after their systems were breached in 2013. Uber paid out $148 million for the same reason. More recently, Equifax was hit with a $700 million fine by the FTC for its 2017 breach, and the list goes on.

Suffice it to say that when systems are breached, bad things happen. 

Not only can breaches make a huge impact on your bottom line, they can also upset your customers and do long-term damage to your brand and image. Breaches have an impact on your team, too. When your employees have to spend a lot of time in crisis management mode, it’s that much harder to cover their own job responsibilities, and it’s stressful, too.

As time goes on, the risk of breaches only increases alongside the growth of an organization’s digital surface. 

To sum it up, organizations need to do everything within their power to prevent breaches from happening. And a proven way to do this is by taking a security-first approach to data management.

The layered approach to data security

A well-defined approach to data management has multiple different layers.

1. Administrative security

Your employees can inadvertently play a role in security issues. If they aren’t sure how to do something and nobody makes them aware of the best practices, bad things can happen accidentally. 

Administrative security is the first layer of a solid data management strategy. Implementing good security policies, procedures, and best practices can go a long way toward reducing your attack surface.

2. Technical security

Is your organization using highly secure tools and technologies? How many provisions have you put into place to secure your data? 

Technical security is the second layer of a good data management strategy. Investing in highly secure hardware, storage, and network protection can help minimize your risks.

3. Physical security

Do you know every individual who has access to your data center? Do you ensure your employees are bringing their computers home with them every night? 

The third layer of a solid data management strategy is physical security—things like access control, video surveillance, and smart policies that encourage employees to not leave any laptops or devices unattended for long periods of time.

4. Database security

The most dangerous thing about your data is, in fact, your data. Choosing the right database and implementing the right security practices and policies is critical, and you’ll significantly decrease the chances your systems will get breached—make the right choices and keep your organization’s name in the headlines for the right reasons. 

The final layer of data management is database security. Your database stores your proverbial “crown jewels” and, as such, simply cannot be treated as an afterthought. By choosing a highly secure database from the outset, you can significantly reduce the chances your systems get breached.

Data security starts with strategy

In today’s digital world—one with a customer-first focus—you need to bring trust to applications and get them to market as quickly as you can. 

Should you fall victim to a breach, meeting those goals becomes much more difficult as you need to add security provisions and expertise after the fact, and therefore slow down your time-to-market. In the worst-case scenario, your business might grind to a halt.

Taking a layered approach to securing your data can help you reduce risks. If you think like an attacker, expect that your systems could be breached at any time, and know that a proactive approach can reduce the likelihood a breach will occur, you put your organization in a much stronger position while keeping your data protected.

With so much on the line, why wouldn’t you?

Find out more download this white paper; 

How to Secure Your Data with a Defense-in-Depth Strategy here https://www.datastax.com/resources/whitepapers/how-to-secure-your-data-with-a-defense-in-depth-strategy



View all Exhibitor News


Diamond Sponsor

  • Alteryx

Visionary Sponsor

  • Aerospike


Expert Sponsor

  • Expert Sponsor

Expert Sponsor

  • Collibra

Expert Sponsor

  • Confluent

Expert Sponsor

  • Fivetran

Expert Sponsor

  • Juniper Networks


Knowledge Partner


News Distribution Partner

  • ACN Newswire

Associate Content Partner

  • Uptime Institute

Strategic SEO Partner

  • AdVantage

Training and Education Partner

  • DBL

Strategic Event Partner

  • Frost & Sullivan

She Loves Data Live! Partners

  • She Loves Data Live
  • Coding girls
  • Codette Project
  • DBL

She Loves Data Live! Partners

  • DBS
  • Female Fouders
  • Facebook
  • General Assembly

She Loves Data Live! Partners

  • Grab
  • JetBrains
  • Girls in Tech
  • Meiro

She Loves Data Live! Partners

  • Minerra
  • Oracle
  • Tech Ladies
  • Yellowfin
  • VISA

Event Partners

  • AiSP
  • ARC Advisory
  • Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA)
  • Asosiasi Cloud Computing Indonesia
  • Singapore Chamber of E-Commerce
  • Fintech Association of Hong Kong
  • Accelerating Asia

Event Partners

  • Best Practice of eCommerce
  • BigDataX
  • CMO Council
  • European Data Centre Association
  • Co Creation Lab
  • GS1

Event Partners

  • Practical DevSecOps
  • Digital Advertising Association Thailand (DAAT)
  • DevOps Institute
  • Forrester
  • Michael Page

Event Partners

  • IASA
  • IPI Singapore
  • itSMF
  • IFMA Singapore
  • Open Connectivity Foundation
  • La French Tech

Event Partners

  • KinerjaBisa
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society
  • NexChange
  • SG Tech
  • DBS
  • Plug And Play

Event Partners

  • Singapore Cyber Security Consortium (SGCSC)
  • Structure Research
  • General Assembly
  • VISA
  • Smart Asia India
  • ASME

Event Partners

  • Agorize
  • CDPI
  • SheLovesData
  • RavitShow
  • CocrreationLabs
  • Goodbards

Media Partners

  • Asia Blockchain Review
  • Australian Cybersecurity Magazine
  • Australian Security Magazine
  • Asia Research News
  • Cybersec Asia

Media Partners

  • BizClik Media
  • Chief IT
  • CIO Advisor APAC
  • Cross Border Magazine
  • Disruptive Tech Asean
  • Digicon Asia

Media Partners

  • CryptoNewsZ
  • Computer Weekly
  • Cyber Security ASEAN
  • Data Storage ASEAN
  • European Data Centre Association
  • Frontier Enterprise

Media Partners

  • e27
  • Fintech Finance
  • Gigabit
  • Jumpstart Media
  • AI Time Journal
  • GovTech SEA

Media Partners

  • My Security Media
  • Retail CIO Outlook
  • Supply Chain Brain
  • Supply Chain Digital
  • Asia Content News
  • Enterprise Security Magazine

Media Partners

  • Tech Wire Asia
  • TechTarget
  • Telecom Era
  • Wire 19
  • CMO Asia
  • FutureCFO

Media Partners

  • ACN Newswire
  • 万瑞布线网
  • FutureIoT
  • Marketing Ops
  • Payment & Cards Network
  • APAC CIO Outlook
  • FutureCIO
  • Escomedia

Official Partner Hotel

  • Marina Bay Sands

Held In

  • SG

Supported By

  • SG