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The Plight of the Chief Information Officer

When data breaches appear in the news cycle, few people stop to think about who’s responsibility it is to deal with the situation. Generally publicity is devoted to implications for consumers, responsibility for the data loss, and steps to correct the issue; not the people who are working non-stop to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

But here’s where the human element comes in. The role of the chief information officer (CIO) at an organization, whether that’s their exact title or not, is to protect the information and sensitive documentation present within their archives. This task can include everything from IT firewall specifications to facility surveillance, and is frequently overlooked until after a situation occurs. For a profession that barely existed a generation ago, there’s a lot of pressure to stay one step ahead of hackers who are increasingly coming after information systems, leading to a unsurprisingly high turnover rate.

As detailed in a recent article by the New York Times, the growing complexity of global security has made for a rapidly changing workplace within the information world. While many information officers have adequate funding and dedicated teams to assist them in decision making, even more are struggling to sift through the overwhelming amount of options on the market to make the best choice for their particular business model. With this in mind, 3rd party vendors (such as The Data Vault) have the expertise and experience to help make informed decisions. By consulting with professionals who’s job it is 24/7 to study document management practices, you’re combining the resources of your organization with the best advice available while also reducing some of the burdens associated with the position.

If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of document management and how we might be able to help you achieve your goals in preventing incidents, please do not hesitate to give us a call! We’d be more than happy to speak with you in regards to your current practices and how they might benefit from improvements or changes; (502) 244 – 1151



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