Foretold Generics of Data Security
All kinds of data, including legal documents, marketing and sales info, contracts, R&D data, entertainment media or any other form of intellectual property, is significant and vital organizational asset that should be protected.
Several known breaches in recent years have resulted in millions of compromised customer and patient records, many with personally identifiable information (PII), consisting of credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, driver’s license, dates of birth, addresses, student records, health records, government and veteran records with fingerprints and security clearance data.
Not every breach is an outcome of hacking, malware and another type of attacks. Other reasons might include unintended disclosure, payment card fraud, hacking and malware, insider fraud, loss of media, loss of documents, and loss of both mobile and stationary devices.
To restrain data from being saved on removable media such as USB drives, emailed among users, printed out or otherwise exposed to loss or theft, IT may centrally administer policies controlling users’ activities like the copy, save, print or otherwise migration of data.
Device policies for enhancing data security must include the ability to:
- Segment client-side data from applications by blocking virtual channels like print, client drive mapping, and copy/paste.
- Define folder redirection for mapping the user’s My Documents folder to a central file located in the datacenter.
- Prohibit where files are saved to protect against the theft, loss or destruction of the endpoint.
When mobile apps run natively, probably date is stored locally, maximizing the risk of data leakage and loss. Address insecure mobile data storage with containerization and encryption.
- With an app-level segmentation or containerization the data for each app located inside the container in which it is going to be executed and cannot be accessed via apps residing elsewhere.
- IT should be capable of encrypting data within a secure and isolated container on the endpoint to mitigate the data loss.
The implementation of BYOD makes it mandatory to segregate personal and business apps and their related data, especially given the widespread sharing of data among mobile apps, built-in system applications like Contacts.
Open-in management allows IT to control data flow and access between managed and unmanaged apps. For instance, administrators can block users from using an unmanaged app to open data created in a managed app and vice versa.
Email attachments can be opened only in apps authenticated by the company, and links of web sites are enforced to get open in a secure browser.
Techarex Networks services and solutions leverage industry-standard encryption for application data either at compile time or through wrapping technology. All application data is located in a secure container which encrypts both files and related technology on the devices.
Enable secure file sharing to reduce data loss
Users are able to collaborate efficiently, Techarex Networks addresses the secure file sharing challenge with built in security at every level of File Sharing:
- Authentication: Multiple two-factor and two-step authentication strategy include forms and token-based authentication as well as SMS, voice and backup codes. Such authentic system supports single sign-on authentication mechanisms inclusive of SAML, needs prior authentication against the enterprise identity provider.
- Authorization : IT gains monitoring and control over file sharing with the capability to grant, monitor, and revoke access. For more data protection, users themselves terminate file links after the message has been transmitted and set a date for the deletion of a folder and its contents. Both users and IT might perform a remote wipe on data and passwords located on mobile devices in the event of loss or theft.
- Auditing: Secure system monitor, tracks and logs all user activity, containing both data access and data sharing, to support and backup compliance requirements and offer visibility into data usage. To aid compliance and address organizational requirements for on-premises data storage, security solutions allow organizations to use the secure control plane for the file management and storage in the datacenter.
- Encryption: Every file is encrypted using a unique key before it gets copied to its permanent location, and decrypted before it gets downloaded from a user browser; encryption keys are not stored on the very same server as the files themselves to assure that physical access to a storage server does not permit access to the resident files. Encrypted emails using Microsoft Outlook protect sensitive information contained both in the body and the attachments and supports compliance with HITECH, HIPAA, and CFPB.
- Angeela is Techarex Networks' Content Marketing Associate for Intuit products. She has worked as an eCommerce and Marketing Strategist for the last five years, helping businesses with software implementation for Customer Service, CRM and Email Marketing. Angeela thrives in helping companies find the right software solution for their projects. Aside from his obvious passion for Marketing, Angella admits to being a foodie and travel enthusiast.