Best Practices for Data Protection

Defensive Controls Against Insider & Outsider Threats

  • Where’s your source code?
  • Whose laptop/workstation has it?
  • Has your Intellectual Property been sent to Box?
  • Has a salesperson copied your customer data to their Gmail account?
  • Has an employee sent ePHI or PCI data to a 3rd party?
  • Has a Business Associate sent information to his private email account?
  • Data traveling across borders?  Do you know? Can you prevent it, based on policy?
  • Has malware encrypted your sensitive data and sent it out through an unknown channel?
  • Can you inventory your data storage silos?
  • Do you understand how much sensitive data sprawl is within your organization?
  • Do you know what sensitive data is hidden in imaged documents?
  • Are you GDPR compliant?
Here are a few best practices for simple defensive controls against insider and outsider threats

  1. Continuous, accurate Discovery and identification of Sensitive Data
  2. Continuous Classification of Sensitive Data
  3. Continuous Monitoring of all channels/ports & endpoints with the ability to accurately prevent the exfiltration of sensitive data
  4. Encrypt data based on policy – blanket encryption protects the hacker
  5. Continuous employee and 3rd party training including business associates

Some data needs to be blocked, some just encrypted while other information can leave without any issue.   Does your data protection program have the ability to accomplish this?

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Visibility: Accurately, discover sensitive data; detect and address broken business process, or insider threats including sensitive data breach attempts.

Protection: Automate data protection, breach prevention and incident response both on and off the network; for example, find and quarantine sensitive data within files exposed on user workstations, FileShares and cloud storage.

Notification: Alert and educate users on violations to raise awareness and educate the end user about cybersecurity and corporate policies.

Education: Start target cyber-security training; e.g., identify end-users violating policies and train them.

  • Employees and organizations have knowledge and control of the information leaving the organization, where it is being sent, and where it is being preserved.
  • Ability to allow user classification to give them influence in how the data they produce is controlled, which increases protection and end-user adoption.
  • Control your data across your entire domain in one Central Management Dashboard with Universal policies.
  • Many levels of control together with the ability to warn end-users of possible non-compliant – risky activities, protecting from malicious insiders and human error.
  • Full data discovery collection detects sensitive data anywhere it is stored, and provides strong classification, watermarking, and other controls.
  • Delivers full technical controls on who can copy what data, to what devices, what can be printed, and/or watermarked.
  • Integrate with GRC workflows.
  • Reduce the risk of fines and non-compliance.
  • Protect intellectual property and corporate assets.
  • Ensure compliance within industry, regulatory, and corporate policy.
  • Ability to enforce boundaries and control what types of sensitive information can flow where.
  • Control data flow to third parties and between business units.
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