This year at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in National Harbor, MD there was a lot of focus on reducing business risk through improved cybersecurity that focuses on protecting data as users create and share it. One area of concern to many organizations is how to find and protect sensitive data without impacting how employees and customers work. Data protection regulations, like GDPR, are making things more complicated, but companies need to balance security with productivity.
At the Fasoo booth, a lot of people talked about issues with combining different technologies that still focus more on protecting the location of data rather than the data itself. One executive from a manufacturing company talked about how her DLP system can tell them that sensitive documents were shared with external parties, but can’t really control their access or stop them from going out. This is a common concern as companies use DLP, CASB and other technologies that can’t control access everywhere.
On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, John Herring, President & CEO of Fasoo, Inc. and Ron Arden, Executive Vice President and COO of Fasoo, Inc., presented “Unstructured Data Solutions Journey”. John talked about the challenges of balancing data security and productivity and how many of the traditional approaches of securing the data perimeter haven’t met the hype. By securing the data itself, you don’t need to worry about where it goes, since it’s always protected and tracked. He presented how some of Fasoo’s customers have overcome the challenges with a holistic approach to discover, classify, protect and track sensitive manufacturing data and information subject to regulatory control using Fasoo Data Radar and Wrapsody.
Fasoo presentation on protecting unstructured data at GSRM 2018 Ron showed how in three quick steps with Wrapsody an organization can securely collaborate when creating a product quote while limiting access to specific people and making it easy to ensure they each have the latest version. With a few clicks of a mouse a sales manager encrypted a spreadsheet, applied access control to it, provided an audit trail and automatically synchronized the latest version to a central location. As the operations manager updates the quote and shares it with a customer, the process is easy for all parties to get the latest information and ensure the entire process is secure regardless of who has the document and where they open it.
During the course of the summit, a lot of attendees and analysts came to the Fasoo booth to understand the best ways to comply with new regulations and how to protect sensitive data from both internal and external threats. Visitors were very impressed by how the Fasoo Data Security Framework can help them achieve those goals by discovering, encrypting and controlling their sensitive data.
Attendees at the session and at the booth were excited to see that Fasoo technology is very robust, balances security with usability and integrates with an organization’s existing infrastructure. A common strategy is to make the technology almost invisible to users unless they try to violate a security policy. I remember one person saying, “I was a little skeptical during your presentation, but convinced once I saw it in action.”