Digital Guardian On The Importance Of Recognizing Unstructured Data


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The ability to recognize unstructured data could make all the difference for a company in preventing a security breach down the road. That’s according to Digital Guardian’s Marcus Brown, who described it as a skill setting his company apart from the rest.

“We’ve got customer data which is very often structured – that’s what’s important in GDPR for example. But, you also have intellectual property, which is unstructured data. It could be the jet fighter design. It could be the financial results. It could be very sensitive merger acquisition data, etc.,” he said. “Our competitors have a lot of trouble in recognizing that unstructured data.”

Brown is the vice president of global channels at Digital Guardian. The Waltham, Mass.-based company is a leader in the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) market, a sector that's estimated to grow to $5.5 billion by 2023 as a result of the rising number of security vulnerabilities, according to research firm Research for Markets.

“As we know nowadays, there’s a lot of threats coming from outside attacks with malware as well as the insider threat, where a malicious person inside the company could steal data,” said Brown.  

Digital Guardian has made a name for itself by providing the industry’s only threat aware-data protection platform, built to stop data theft from insider and external adversaries.  For more of our interview with Brown, watch CRNtv’s video.

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