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Quest Software research finds data quality core to governance

Quest Software , a global systems management , data protection and security software provider , in collaboration with the Enterprise Strategy Group ( ESG ), has released the 2022 State of Data Governance and Empowerment Report .

This is an annual report highlighting the top challenges and innovations in data governance , data management and DataOps .
The report found that data quality has overtaken data security as the top driver of data governance initiatives , with 41 % of those surveyed agreeing that their business decision-making relies fundamentally on trustworthy , quality data .
At the same time , however , 45 % of IT leaders say that data quality is the biggest detractor from ROI in data governance efforts . While they recognize its importance , they ’ re struggling to improve the quality of their data , and thus the ability to strategically leverage data in practice .
“ Business users at all technical levels have an edge when they have full visibility into , control over and confidence in their data ,” said Patrick Nichols , CEO of Quest Software .
“ Trustworthy data and efficient data operations have never been more influential in determining the success or failure of business goals . When people lack access to high-quality data and the confidence and guidance to use it properly , it ’ s virtually impossible for them to reach their desired outcomes .”

SANS report reveals cost of human risk to business cybersecurity

report from SANS Security Awareness has revealed that human

A risk remains the biggest threat to organizations ’ cybersecurity . and help them exhibit secure behaviors , from the board of directors on down ,” said Spitzner .

The SANS 2022 Security Awareness Report highlights that with an unprecedented number of employees now working in hybrid or fully remote environments , compounded by an increase in cyberthreats and an overwhelmed workforce , there has never been a more critical time to maintain a cyber-secure workforce .
“ This report enables security awareness professionals to make datadriven decisions on how to best secure their workforce and speak to leadership about risk in a compelling way that demonstrates value and support for their strategic priorities .”
“ People have become the primary attack vector for cyberattackers around the world ,” said Lance Spitzner , SANS Security Awareness Director and co-author of the report . “ Humans rather than technology represent the greatest risk to organizations and the professionals who oversee security awareness programs are the key to effectively managing that risk .”
After analyzing the data of more than 1,000 security awareness professionals worldwide , SANS Security Awareness , a global leader in providing security awareness training , has released its seventh annual SANS Security Awareness Report .
“ Awareness programs enable security teams to effectively manage their human risk by changing how people think about cybersecurity
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