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Danie Marais, director of product management at Redstor.
Danie Marais, director of product management at Redstor.

With an increasingly complex threat landscape, IT departments rely on a combination of strategies, technologies and user awareness measures to protect their organisations.

And as cyber attacks grow in severity and number, the need for risk management grows too.

So says Danie Marais, director of product management at Redstor, who will address the ITWeb Governance, Risk and Compliance 2019 conference, to be held on 20 and 21 February in Bryanston.

Marais advises a multi-layered approach to risk management, with the best tools and a smarter, more educated workforce adhering to the right procedures.

Inaccessible and unsecured data is a challenge familiar to many organisations, he notes.

"Although data is a key asset to any organisation, they are unable to leverage this asset if it isn't readily accessible or properly secured."

He says businesses are struggling to keep track of what data they have, where it's stored and who has access to it across multiple devices, applications and platforms.

For instance, they accidentally delete or lose track of cloud data, are under the false impression that they do not need to back up cloud data, or are unaware that all backups are not kept forever and the retention period could be short.

In the event of a disaster, to be up and running in seconds, not days, should be the paramount consideration. "Technology now exists to make downtime a thing of the past."

During his talk, Marais will discuss how delegates can manage their data risk and prove compliance.

"We will look at what an on-demand world for data management looks like in the future of POPI and compliance. The future may be closer than you think."

To find out more about the ITWeb Governance, Risk and Compliance 2019 conference, to be held on 20 and 21 February at The Forum in Bryanston, click here.

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