Data-Centric Security: Enabling Business Objectives to Drive Security
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Overview: Many companies attitude toward computer security is ambivalent. On the one hand, the business threats associated with inadequate security policies and practices are more significant than ever. The realization of these threats, such as network outages or the exposure of customer data, may not only lead to the interruption of business services, but may also damage business reputation - especially if security breaches are publicized. This paper published by IBM introduces the IBM Data-Centric Security Model (DCSM), which leverages the business value of data to determine and implement the appropriate level of overall IT security.