Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Securing the Digital Universe

 
Approximately 75% of the digital Universe is a copy, only 25% is unique, while enterprise account for 20% of the data generated they are liable for 80% of the data created and by 2020 more of this data will live or pass through the cloud.

In terms of sheer volume of data to be protected from 2009 to 2020 the amount of data in the Digital Universe is expected to grow by a factor of 44times to 35 trillion gigabytes. Although identity, financial account and credit card data are the most sought after even surpassing illicit drugs as organized crime most desirable commodity.

The compromise of system data i.e configurations, settings and log files can be the gateway for access to this data and needs continuous monitoring and protection.