New ideas and initiatives continue to pour out of information management provider ZyLAB aimed both at proactive intelligent governance programs and at urgent demands for information for disputes and investigations.
One of these is an Intellectual Property Protection Program for Big Data announced a few days ago – the press release is here. Its rationale is that a company’s intellectual property is its lifeblood and is made up of disparate sources spread about a company. You cannot protect what you do not know about, and ZyLAB’s new initiative repurposes its well-established information management and eDiscovery tools for the specific purpose of identifying intellectual property assets. Part of this is defensive, enabling IP to be protected against theft or other security breaches; part of it is aimed at maximising the value of the IP – again, you can’t use what you don’t know you have.
A separate but related initiative is ZyLAB’s Privacy Protection Program for Big Data – the press release is here. The principles are the same, focusing on data residing not only on company networks but on individual devices, which contains personally identifiable information whose presence constitutes risk, not least the risk of inadvertent disclosure as a result of a data breach or oversight.
The relevant skills and technology have recently been applied to the widely-reported exercise to identify and cleanse PII from the Enron data, an exercise in which EDRM and Nuix also took leading roles (the press release about it is here).
ZyLAB’s processing, content analytics and search capabilities, including the ability to handle multiple data types and a wide range of languages, were well tested during this exercise and the new initiative brings that same capability to the needs of corporations for managing their own data.