Data Governance Program

Location: Sunrise

According to a recent Data Governance Readiness Assessment by the U.S. Department of Education, establishing a comprehensive data governance program will help to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data by reducing data security risks due to unauthorized access or misuse of data. Specifying policies, procedures, and responsibilities regarding data ownership and data-related activities will help Universities and school districts to minimize any detrimental outcomes in the event of a data breach. The establishment of a data governance program with executive sponsorship is paramount. To obtain optimal value from both its information technology resources and the entirety of its data while maintaining a balance between realizing benefits, optimizing risk levels and resource use, a formal program must be in place to ensure proper handling of data across the entire organization. Some of the core benefits of data governance will result in:

  • Enabling data-driven decision making
  • Data quality and reliability
  • Efficient access to data
  • Protection of data according to its sensitivity

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