An estimated 80 percent of all the data in the world is stored in files. Often times, these files reside in less secure locations outside a database or application. Many colleges and universities have no visibility into where these files reside, what each file contains, and who can access this data.
For educational institutions managing sensitive content related to proprietary research, personal identifiable information (PII), protected health records (PHI), payment card industry (PCI) and other sensitive material, this creates significant cybersecurity vulnerabilities and risk that cannot be ignored. If you don’t know where sensitive data resides, you cannot protect it. For this reason, institutions need identity governance capabilities that extend beyond databases and applications.