Over the last few years,
there has been substantial increase in the number of data breach incidents. In
recent times the leaking of government and corporate data to Wikileaks clearly
points out the difficulty in ensuring data protection these days. Though
technological advancements have helped organizations to improve business
operations, it has also been responsible for facilitating data leakage. For
instance, the productivity tools, that improved collaboration and communication
at the workplace also created new vectors for data loss. Besides, the
consumerization of IT that popularized the concept of Bring Your Own Device
(BYOD) also contributed to data loss, as it erased the thin line that existed
between personal and business systems. All this has made protection of
sensitive information a challenge for business enterprises. However,
information being one of organizationís valuable assets, keeping it safe and
out of bounds of public domain is definitely very important. Hence, enterprises
need to partner with information
risk management service providers who can provide a comprehensive
data protection framework that works across the data lifecycle.
Typically, enterprises deploy data loss prevention (DLP), information rights
management (IRM) technologies to prevent data leakage but its effectiveness is
questionable. However, compared to it, the effectiveness of a comprehensive
data protection framework that provides a complete offering which includes data
classification, data flow analysis, fine-tuning, consequence management and
tools like data loss prevention (DLP), information rights management (IRM) is
indisputable. Here is a look at the data protection solutions provided by a
leading information risk management services company.
Strategy and Design
During this phase, the service provider assesses the clientís data protection
needs and develops effective data classification strategy and policy. They
analyze the clientís critical data, who owns it, who creates it, how it is
used, how it is shared etc. Based on an assessment of risks, the data
protection framework is designed to address current and emerging trends like
BYOD, Cloud, Mobility, etc.
Control and Integration
The service provider helps to deploy the appropriate security and data
protection technologies such as data leakage prevention (DLP), information /
digital rights management (IRM), and database access monitoring (DAM) tools.
They provide project management and technical implementation skills for
effective implementation as per the design criteria.
Sustenance and Optimization
The service provider helps to fine tune and optimize the technology
implementation to ensure better alignment with business data movement rules,
reduction in false positives, KPI reporting and implementing a strong incident
management and consequence management framework for continuous vigilance which
is key to building a culture of data protection within the organization.
Thus, by deploying a comprehensive
data protection framework across information
lifecycle, enterprises can assess, transform and sustain data protection.
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