Research data integrity

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I usually write about best practices and practical tools to prevent data theft, data loss and data leakage – since our professional services focus on data security in Central and Eastern Europe. Data security is, I guess a sub-specialty of security and compliance.

Security is chartered with ensuring the survival of a business and protecting it’s capability  to generate value for customers and share holders. The most effective security organizations  are integrated for enterprise protection of physical, information, system and employee assets.

But – I was reminded today that data security is not just about data loss prevention – it’s about ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of data in all 4 realms – physical, information, systems and employees.

From on article an MedScape today:

Fewer than half of the clinical trials reported in high-impact-factor journals are adequately registered, while nearly a third show “some evidence of selective outcome reporting,” according to research published September 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Selective outcome reporting – is a data security violation, tampering with the integrity of the data.

Only this time – it’s human lives not credit cards.


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