The answer? Data Protection! Although compliance has always topped data breach protection, this year, preventing data breaches and protecting intellectual property are all considered more important in driving data protection. However, it is both of these together that makes a data breach protection solution so robust.
Meeting and demonstrating compliance is the start to a more secure organization. Last year in particular with the spike in data breaches caused by the theft or loss of sensitive information pushed the government to push for numerous legislative requirements and standards-based protocols from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).
Federal government agencies are required to follow endpoint security obligations and protocols and even more so with national security agencies who communicate classified information.
The security challenge for organizations can be seen in two ways: Threats can come externally or internally from within the organization. Data leaks and network instability can have disastrous consequences, regardless of their source. As a result, security can be implemented to block entry of unauthorized users and prohibit the exit of confidential data, among other things. However, the more important and sure way of protecting your data is to protect the data itself.
Whether we are dealing with insider threats or external hackers, even if they steal the files that contain data, it must be a standard and mandate to have the data itself encrypted to avoid use of the data from unauthorized users.
Fasoo Enterprise DRM (Digital Rights Management) is a file-based security solution that prevents the exposure of sensitive and confidential files by trusted insiders, business partners, customers and unauthorized people. This solution also protects, controls, and traces sensitive files containing intellectual property, trade secrets, PII, and more. It maintains file protection and prevents unintended information disclosure no matter where it is.
Remember, although compliance is the start to having a secure organization, data protection is needed to provide robust protection against data from being exposed.
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