There has been an explosion of data as more and more devices are producing more and more data at home and at in the workplace. The drawbacks to this is a loss of business intelligence (BI). A resulting lack of decision integrity, because of the complex data that informed business decisions can no longer be trusted. This interesting information came to us from CIO in their article, “Mitigating the Blast Radius of a Compromised BI Process.

BI systems provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations. They do this most often using data that has been gathered into a data warehouse or a data mart and occasionally working from operational data.

It is important to develop new ways to reduce the blast radius of bad data reaching BI reports and therefore reduce the impact of the bad decisions being supported by flawed and inconsistent data. Data integrity is a fundamental component of information security.

Melody K. Smith

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