Governance & Risk Management

Why an Information Asset Register Plays Important Role

Consultant Bilal Ghafoor Offers Insights on Tracking Data So It Can Be Protected
Bilal Ghafoor, data protection consultant

Security practitioners need to know what data their organization has and where it is kept so they can ensure it's protected. That inventory process that can be simplified by creating an information asset register, says Bilal Ghafoor, a data protection consultant.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Ghafoor discusses:

  • Why CISOs often trip up when it comes to basic security and data hygiene;
  • The importance of building an information asset register;
  • The barriers to adopting such a fundamental governance approach.

Ghafoor, an independent data protection consultant, formerly worked for public sector organizations and charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support and Parkinson's UK.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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