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Collibra’s FedRAMP Authorization Means Increased Opportunity to Partner With Government Organizations on Their Strategic Data Initiatives
On the heels of its Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization, Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, now counts some of the leading US government organizations, such as the US Department of the Army and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in its customer base.
FedRAMP is “a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.” As per an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memorandum, any cloud services that hold federal data must be FedRAMP authorized. For Collibra, having been authorized as a Moderate Impact Cloud Service Provider under FedRAMP in December 2019, this data player is now officially recognized by the US Government as meeting their cloud security requirements. This positions Collibra to make even more inroads in the public sector market, forging and building partnerships with more and more federal organizations as they embark on their journeys to being data-driven.
Just like private sector entities, government agencies are also recognizing the importance of leveraging data for generating insights and for supporting informed decision making. Public sector organizations are turning to data for supporting strategic decision making, policy formulation, and operational choices for delivering on their mandates to citizens.
Operating in evolving environments of growing data volume and variety, disparate data sources, regulatory requirements, and laws such as the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (FEPA), optimized data management and data governance are key and foundational components to public sector organizations becoming data driven.
If you’re looking to unlock the value and potential of your data, that data must be readily available, accessible, trusted, well understood, and secured. This translates into having things like enterprise-level cataloging, comprehensive inventorying of your data assets, and an understanding of the lineage of the data, i.e. how the data is sourced, aggregated, transformed, flowed, and used across the enterprise.Collibra’s suite of products can in turn equip these organizations to improve capabilities in these areas and hence build a strong foundation for treating data as a strategic asset.
Regardless of industry, public or private sector, there is no shortage of sentiments advocating for organizations to become data driven. There is no disputing that the wealth of data being captured and collected by organizations holds incredible value and, if harnessed, can propel organizations to greater heights. That quest to data domination and being data driven, however, first requires building up your foundational data management capabilities. If you’re aiming to leverage your data as a strategic asset you need to ensure the management of that asset is optimized to realize its full value.
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Proteus-Cyber Provides a Tactical Solution for Schrems II Stress With the Transfer Impact Assessment (TIA) Tool
The recent Schrems II invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield has added a layer of difficulty for organizations that operate across borders, as they now require additional contractual clauses and measures in place to ensure data can transfer freely. Privacy program management vendor Proteus-Cyber offers a streamlined solution with the release of its Transfer Impact Assessment tool.
IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.
TrustArc is partnering with BigID to add protection of sensitive data to its roster of data privacy and compliance capabilities. The move closely follows a partnership announced by two other major players in the data privacy and governance space, OneTrust and Integris.
An acquisition borne out of its users’ primary needs, OneTrust’s recent integration with data discovery giant Integris optimally positions the privacy program management software vendor against competitors in the market.
Data intelligence software vendor Alation has made the move to emphasize data governance amongst its solution offerings to make the data catalog a dynamic platform for “a broad range of data intelligence solutions.”
The industry’s first self-service privacy software solution Ethyca receives its second round of investor funding, aptly timed with the release of Ethyca Pro. The privacy management solution provides full automation capabilities for data mapping, data subject requests (DSRs), and consent management for various international privacy regulations.
To further capabilities in the data privacy space, top-tier vendor OneTrust has acquired Integris, another leading vendor within the data discovery and classification sphere. This is a two-part note that focuses on the acquisition and anticipated synergies between the two companies.
SECURITI.ai Addresses the Privacy vs. AI Debacle With the Industry’s First AI-Powered Privacy Solution
AI-powered privacy is here to stay, driven by the innovative team at SECURITI.ai. The company injects automation through AI with its PrivacyOps solution, PRIVACI, taking the effort out of mapping out personal data within its various repositories.
The privacy management software space is rapidly becoming crowded with vendors all looking to add value. 2B Advice has released the most recent version (7.0) of its software, emphasizing the support tools needed to build a privacy-aware culture.