Data Governance and Security for Business Analytics Consulting Services

Data Governance, Security & Administration

Data governance and data security in the time of data democracy

While self-service BI empowers greater business insights by providing access to more data by more people, it also heightens the need for the oversight and security of organizational data. A data governance program helps support the democratic dissemination of data for the business in ways that support decision making, compliance and security.

Good data governance is the cornerstone of a solid business analytics implementation.

  • Increases trust across the organization
  • Establishes the business as data owners, not IT
  • Curtails security control issues (either too much access or not enough)
  • Positions data issues as cross-functional
  • Reduces rework time and saves money

A good data governance program is well-considered, drawing on collaboration and commitment across the organization. It’s a marriage of people and process. Conversely data security, while a critical component of overall governance, focuses on the technologies that touch the data along the BI stack.


Possessing astute business practicality and extensive expertise with the breadth of BI systems, Senturus is well equipped to help you with the imperative endeavors of data governance and data security.

  • Institute a strategic, formal data governance program that puts the correct people and processes in place.
  • Serve as a neutral third-party facilitator of governance meetings.
  • Provide security reviews & administration best practices, including security audits, troubleshooting permission issues and monitoring systems.
  • Teach governance and admin best practices for managing large systems of users and groups.
  • Implement row-level security, maintained either in the data warehouse or in the BI platform.
  • Optimizing single sign on (SSO) integration, either on your hosted on-prem server or vendor provided platforms.
  • Admin support assistance for day-to-day BI system tasks including keeping dashboards and reports available, ensuring data refreshes are running, and managing users and permissions.
  • Admin support assistance for installing system updates and performing optimizations.

Enterprise security implementation in Power BI
We will architect and administer security using the Power BI gateway and row-level security. 
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Power BI gateways
For secure access to live data from the Power BI service, you need to implement a Power BI gateway. We can implement or optimize secure, scalable, performant gateways between Microsoft’s cloud platform and your on-premise source systems.


The BI journey is never ending. Your business changes and so does the technology. Senturus is here for you at every stage, with expertise that spans the entire BI stack and a variety of ways to work with us.