DCN February 2017 - Page 46

information security CAPTURING AT THE EDGE Steve Mulroy, regional product marketing manager at Kodak Alaris, explains why organisations should adopt a holistic approach to information security and governance that begins at the point data enters the business. Information security is of the utmost importance within data centric organisations. In a climate where requirements are getting tougher, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) continues to clamp down on noncompliance. Fraud is at an all-time high, so data protection and the ability to meet ever changing compliance requirements remains high on the business agenda. The ever increasing flood of data, and how we manage it, is one of the greatest opportunities and challenges facing businesses (and government) in the 21st century. In today’s era of ‘data chaos’ equal importance should be placed on tightening up information security and applying strict controls right at the beginning of the document management process, as there is on ensuring its integrity once it resides within the data centre. Information is the lifeblood in every organisation and continued business success depends on how well it is managed and flows around the business. CIOs are charged with balancing the complexity of 46