Guest Column | January 27, 2015

5 Factors To Consider When Devising A Data Auditing Policy

By Rupesh Kumar, Director, Lepide Software

Regulatory Compliance Elevated Standards

In today’s world, satisfying external regulations is a necessity that we all must fulfill. Staying complaint with these regulations is only possible if every change to data — either by human or machine — is thoroughly recorded. Following are the factors involved in devising an effective auditing policy.

  1. Origin Of Data. Data can be categorized on the basis of its origin, i.e., how it enters your organizational data storing infrastructure. Data may enter your organization from outside or can be created in house. Let’s say a new employee joins your organization. Information on banking and personal investment, tax details, contact information, etc. are captured and stored. If you purchase new hardware and software, etc., for the employee, each of these activities adds to the volume of data and are example of data entering your organizational premise from outside. Creating a document using internal resources and financial records are examples of data originating within organizational boundary.

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