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.