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What’s your sensitive data worth?

Author: Nate Latessa, President

Files with sensitive data are a major concern within any organization. Over the past several weeks we have discussed and demonstrated the value of knowing the content and location of your sensitive data. As a closing chapter to your data story, Heureka has added the ability to view your potential risk in dollar amounts within the Heureka Tableau workbook.

Heureka’s Interrogate platform automatically searches for sensitive information such as social security, credit card and bank routing numbers on a daily basis and reports that information back to the user. Extending that information a step further, we have created a new dashboard within our Heureka Tableau workbook that assigns dollar amounts to potentially risky files using stats from the 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study by IBM Security and Ponemon Institute.

Users interact with the dashboard selecting items such as endpoints (users), extension categories, dates and most importantly the type of industry they are associated with. The dashboard automatically calculates the potential risk cost based on your set of criteria and data. Want to see which department contains the highest amount of risk? How about the potential risk cost of data falling outside of a data retention policy? Applying dollar amounts to risk is one of the most effective ways in which to communication and report on data risk.

Your data not only has a story to tell it has a cost associated with it. Not knowing where you sensitive data is or its potential value can no longer be an option. Cost visualization can be one of the most effective ways to communicate your risk. Let Heureka help tell (and sell) your data story!


Heureka Risk Cost Calculator

Heureka Risk Cost Calculator