Data, the saying goes, is the new oil. This probably understates the case: Not only is data at the core of the biggest businesses on earth but unlike oil, more and more of it is being created, at an exponential pace. Around 2.5 quintillion bytes of new data every day, to be precise.
The most valuable forms of data exist within enterprises. Customer data, financial data, intellectual property – today, companies across industries live or die on the value and integrity of their data. A single successful phishing attack could spell disaster. However, the speed and volume at which data is transferred and exchanged, and at which digital interactions occur, presents a serious control problem.