Gimmal's New Enterprise Content Risk Assessment Limits the Impact of a Security Breach

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Recent high profile government information breaches highlight the need for identification and control

Gimmal, a leading provider of solutions that improve user experience, consistency and security for enterprise collaboration announce the immediate availability of the Enterprise Content Risk Assessment for government and industry. Gimmal Enterprise Content Risk Assessment identifies sensitive information risks and exposure in an organization. This is an important step as agencies prepare to move to the cloud.

The Gimmal Enterprise Content Risk Assessment (ECRA) discovers, identifies and prioritizes information risks. Gimmal creates a mitigation plan for critical risk areas, and develops a governance model for sustainable management of unstructured information. The end result is knowledge of your risk, a plan to manage critical areas, and overall much higher visibility into information driven processes across key business areas. The Gimmal Enterprise Content Risk Assessment will enable you to:

  • Analyze current repositories and usage to expose critical risk areas
  • Know the risk areas so that you can define a targeted action plan to address issues
  • Implement Governance to provide consistency, sustainability and defensibility
  • Anticipate new risks and information needs to plan for the future
  • Understand the full information lifecycle to allow for implementation of disposition strategies that will reduce enterprise information that need to be stored and managed
  • Identify critical gaps that can guide the enterprise towards smart and effective actions for immediate impact

In the light of recent high profile breaches, information security and risk has become a high priority in most organizations. The latest breach being at US Federal Personnel Office as reported on June 4th by ABC News.

“Recent cyber intrusions like the one at the Office of Personnel Management highlight the exposure of many high profile organizations and government agencies,” stated K. David Quackenbush, President Gimmal. “An Enterprise Content Risk Assessment is the first important step to identifying opportunities to further protect the information to which they are entrusted. Our clients recognize the next step is to deploy our Structure platform to introduce information governance and records management across their organization.”

Many organizations fail with this type of initiative because they are trying to use systems that are not well adopted or cloud ready. Structure is a built on Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 which have tremendous adoption in government and industry. Gimmal, in partnership with Project Hosts, offers its industry-leading Records as a Service (RaaS) for SharePoint and Office 365 in a FedRAMP SaaS-level compliant cloud. Agencies requiring improved governance, security, management and access to content and documents can immediately benefit from the Gimmal RaaS cloud service solution.

About Gimmal
Gimmal is the world’s leading provider of Microsoft SharePoint solutions. Our software platform extends and enhances SharePoint enterprise information management and governance, and provides SAP content archiving and interoperability. Using Gimmal’s award-winning solutions, you can easily transform SharePoint into a platform to consistently govern and manage the content, documents and records in your organization and access content online or offline from your Windows 8 PC, Tablet, or Windows Phone.

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