Data Access Governance (DAG) creates secure Collaboration, visibility and control of ‘who has access to what’ files and information.
It is a best practice system which runs throughout the organisation, spanning both business users and IT. It encompasses the people, processes, and systems required to manage and protect data access.
When staff, interns, contractors, suppliers, customers and partners have access to business information, it is critical that their access is correct and appropriate.
Catastrophic security problems can happen when people have access to sensitive data that they’re not supposed to have. And compliance with InfoSec regulations involves proving to an auditor that the business has control of data access.
DAG in Collaboration Systems
Microsoft 365 tools like Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive are designed to encourage collaboration. For people to collaborate on something, they all need access to it, which is why there are so many ‘share’ buttons everywhere.
But the more people with access to information, the less secure it is.
So, secure collaboration and security are in tension: they pull in different directions. The ideal balance is when everyone has access to everything they need, and nothing they don’t need, even as things change over time.
In Collaboration Systems, Data Access Governance needs to handle data sharing that sprawls rapidly, driven by changing business users and circumstances. It needs to focus on the data owners in the business, because only they have the necessary understanding of the information itself.
It was always difficult to show auditors we were in control. Torsion has taken all that stress away.
We're now in total control of access governance, even though we have a huge amount of documents and sites. Torsion makes it automa...
England & Wales Cricket Board
Head of Technology
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Security & Compliance Lead
The lightbulb moment for us was when I could see a report telling me how many files were shared externally. This is an invaluable ...
Head of Operations
Torsion moves control of file access to the business users, but without bothering them or taking their time.