Auditing is a way to govern data by maintaining records of significant events in a BI platform. These records show what information is being accessed, how it is being accessed, and who is accessing or changing it. Not only does auditing ensure proper data security, it also acts as a way of monitoring usage and identifying areas for improving self-service capabilities.
Empowering users with the freedom to use data doesn’t mean giving up control. Auditing is one way of fostering an environment that encourages self-service while also governing the access to data in a centralized manner. Through auditing, we can apply the necessary security controls to ensure users are given the right data access.