Agile Data Governance

Meeting the Need for Agile Data Governance

Effective Management Is Not Enough for Your Most Important Asset

Protecting and deriving value from today’s data assets requires a superior level of data governance. Information-centric organizations depend on their data to be of high quality, secure, accurate, and readily available only to authorized users. But while many have data governance frameworks and practices that are effective, they often lack agility.

Flexibility and responsiveness are indispensable in modern operating environments with changing organizational needs. It is necessary to govern data with speed and agility without sacrificing security and stewardship. This provides a higher level of confidence in the safe, authorized use of data while also enabling faster and more effective analysis, decision making, and actions.

Why Agile?

In addition to supporting effective control and understanding of the data, agile data governance simultaneously gives the organization the ability to put data to use everywhere it is needed, and in time for it to make a difference. In doing so, it eliminates the common challenges of data silos, data over-protection, and extended delays in utilizing new data.

Partial governance solutions may include disconnected data lakes, search engines, and security layers. On the other hand, Koverse delivers agility by uniting the features of the data layer, search systems, and security layers to actively support the data governance process.

This approach provides users with one place to go to see all the data they are authorized to access. They can search across multiple datasets, discover in seconds what datasets are relevant, and retrieve all or a subset of the data using analytical tools—all within the limits of their authority at that moment in time.

Key Differentiators

The game-changer in this integrated approach is having fine-grained security controls implemented uniformly within the data layer through a Zero Trust Architecture for data. This means users are never implicitly trusted, but rather all actions they take must be explicitly authorized. This is essential in ensuring organizational agility because any changes to individual authorizations are immediately recognized and upheld.

As part of the architecture, attribute-based access control (ABAC) allows users to be authorized based on their unique attributes and permissions, such as location, clearance level, role, and need-to-know. The more common and less scalable alternative, role-based access control (RBAC), involves explicitly having to create groups for every set of users.

Finally, Koverse’s agile data governance solution allows any type of data to be stored in the data layer, regardless of sensitivity and regardless of how well understood or governed it is in other respects. And new datasets are quarantined by default and always access controlled once added to the system. In today’s challenging, information-centric environment, there is no better way to protect and advance your operations than with effective, agile data governance.

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