Intentional preparation through the use of automated tools like a code quality scanner can help prevent extremely costly and harmful data loss events.
Why It Matters: Granting access to critical data by too many team members increases the likelihood of a costly accident, which is still the leading cause of data loss.
- Overexposure occurs when team members have access to sensitive data even though they don’t need it to complete their duties.
- Human error can expose, delete, or corrupt essential information, leading to interruptions in service, fines and penalties, and possibly data security breaches.
- Continuous oversight is necessary to prevent these outcomes, but this is difficult to maintain as teams grow larger.