Data security is a concern for everyone, including the federal government. A recent survey of 150 federal workers involved with records management indicated that the majority of respondents were “confident” that their agency’s records weren’t at risk, and an even larger portion of records management professionals were “very confident”. This interesting news came from Fierce Content Management in their article, “Federal records hack underscores overconfidence in records management policies.”

It is good that so many are confident in the security of their data. However, it is believed that the cybersecurity market is one of the fastest growing, and that gives pause to those in charge of protecting the data.

Data security is important. So is access to data. It can be achieved by creating strong taxonomies. Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.