If you wonder why good companies lose lots of personal information, and are not sure if your company is immune from this disaster, this insightful book shines a bright light on the hidden processes in most companies where data governance and information security are usually missed. These gaps are often the root cause of sensitive data loss.
The world's first data security business novel, The Hidden Corporation is an accessible way to illuminate hidden data dangers while explaining some of the cybersecurity challenges of today. It offers some implementable solutions that can enhance both data security and data regulatory compliance.
The book follows cybersecurity specialist Nancy MacBaron who fights in the corporate trenches against criminal hackers intent on stealing her company's sensitive information, yet discovers hidden data security gaps in her corporation while investigating a data theft.
Called into her boss's office early one morning, Nancy MacBaron receives dual assignments: one, to help locate the person who is holding their data for ransom, and two, investigate how their information management process allowed such a huge amount of sensitive information to be stolen. Amidst the rivalry among departments, and the pressure of financial disaster for the company, Nancy begins a journey of discovery that uncovers a landscape of data process activity that nobody is coordinating or even aware exists.
Nancy confers with a number of people, some helpful, some resentful of outsiders, all adding more pieces to the puzzle. Amidst the new ideas, old work habits, and personal conflicts Nancy begins to recognize hidden and ungoverned gaps within the corporation along with following clues to find the criminal before the company's data is auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Follow Nancy as she gathers different perspectives from developers, data architects, managers, attorneys, cybersecurity specialists, data governance groups, law enforcement, and members of her own family to formulate a method to protect sensitive information that coordinates the expertise of many business groups to eliminate dangerous gaps in The Hidden Corporation.