Data security is not something organizations take lightly anymore. Everyone knows that protecting every kind of information is critical to a business’s success and is part of its duty to customers. Taking the basic precautions, however, simply won’t cut it anymore. Companies must protect data from all sides. This must include a consideration for data exchange.
“In order to truly counter the threat of data loss, companies need to moderate the exchange of content across the perimeter in a way that largely hasn't been done until now. What enterprises need is a brain, an epicenter, that can moderate data exchange channels across an entire organization.”
The old way of thinking is to identify the data that needs to be secure, identify potentially risky channels of communication, and keeping the two entities separate. With mobile technology and a growing number of avenues for exchanging information, this is an unreasonable task. And the expanding definition of data exchange is not making it easy to determine what needs to be secured. Digital records may have made business as a whole easier, but this invention introduced the caveat of thinking about security more attentively.
In our whitepaper The Ins and Outs of Secure Data Exchange: Why You Should Unify All of Your Data Exchange Scenarios, we examine how unifying data exchange can increase your data protection and ensure that even human error isn’t corrupting your systems.
Most Likely Scenarios of Disunified Data Exchange and Unified Data Protection
Throughout the whitepaper, we provide examples of what it means for an organization to experience disunified data exchange. The most common situation involves outgoing email, which represents the biggest channel for accidental data leakage. And as nearly every company in the world now uses the cloud to share and transmit data, they must be aware of how it can be compromised.
In order to avoid the pitfalls of data leakage, companies must be able to monitor every single one of their channels using a single solution. The surest way to achieve unified data exchange is to deploy a secure data exchange broker.
The whitepaper outlines the three safeguards a broker provides:
- Two-Way Checks: A secure data exchange broker can protect cloud storage from malicious uploads and monitor email for leaked sensitive data—ensuring nothing compromising is going out and nothing dangerous is coming in.
- Governance: A secure data exchange broker can determine where an employee is working from while permitting or blocking an exchange based on setting and context, keeping insecure locations out of the equation.
- Automatic Encryption: When an employee forgets or is unaware of potential risks of what he is sending, automatic encryption does the work for him. This eliminates human negligence.
Using situational examples, a case is made for why Safe-T Box and RSAccess help achieve these goals and secure every detail of a data exchange.
Discover more about these products and this practice by downloading the whitepaper. The in-depth analysis gives important warnings and solutions to a wide-spread and completely preventable problem.