June 15, 2023
Forty years ago, the boxer Roberto Duran famously said, “No mas.” Translated from Spanish, it means, “no more.” Sugar Ray Leonard was bombarding him with too many punches to handle.
The flood of data and the incredible size of data stores in the federal government is causing the federal government to examine how to store and categorize data more efficiently. We could be reaching the point where federal agencies say, “No mas.”
Today’s interview with Chris Brown from Immuta offers a solution: federated governance. This is a decentralized approach to ingesting data where tags can be automatically added, and data is classified by attribute-based access control.
During the interview, Chris talks about policy management through what is called mesh architecture.
Essentially, it is a method that is cloud agnostic and allows for scalability and reliability that today’s data stores can’t provide.
Most readers know about the federal data strategy as recommended by the Data Act and the Evidence-based Policy Act. They encourage something called “self-service analytics.” This means that a domain expert can retrieve data and derive insight from it without having to engage with information technology experts.
Immuta’s proprietary method originated with the company founders working with people in the Intelligence Community. Their challenge was sharing information about threats without compromising sensitive data. Their approach allowed for the automation of tags that could provide for the much-desired collaboration without revealing details that weren’t appropriate for consumption outside a specific realm.
If you enjoyed this article, you may want to listen to Ep. 70 How to Manage Machine Identities
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