As business data has evolved, so have the methods of data protection. From multinationals focusing on administration and network level security to individuals depending on simpler methods, data security has become an integral part of our business lifestyle. Plus, when there is “big data” involved the level of security is much more complex. But most businesses run on simpler data.
They have shared repositories or servers where individuals share their documents, spreadsheets and other files to be accessed by others. But here too the level of security is quite complex and requires system administrators, managers and users. Most often it is limited to intra-networks and is difficult to share data with the outer world such as vendors, customers, etc.
Let’s say, I have a list of Inventories. I would like to share only the due items with my vendor (A), ‘A’ can then share the items he requires to two of his sub-vendors (B & C). This creates a chain of security where the one who shares the data has control over the shared data. You can also call it a hierarchical system of sharing data. ‘A’ has the control to revoke a share from any of the sub-vendors ‘B’ or ‘C’ but not from me. But, if I revoke a share from ‘A’, both the ‘B’ & ‘C’ shares are automatically revoked and they will not be able to see any data. Now this would make life much easier where every user is responsible for what he shares. Isn’t it?
Well, how do you secure your shared data and who is responsible for shared data in your business? Will love to have your thoughts on the subject and know more about methods of sharing which others follow today…