a NEW MINDSET for data security is needed
if organizations are to stay ahead of the attackers
and more effectively protect their
intellectual property|data|Customer Information|Employees|Bottom Lines
against data breaches in the future.
A New Mindset for Data Security
Breach Prevention Alone Has FailedThe 2014 Breach Level Index from Gemalto shows that data breaches are very much a growing threat for organizations. The number of records compromised is remarkable, considering the lengths many organizations go to in order to protect their data.
It’s apparent that a new approach to data security is needed if organizations are to stay ahead of the attackers and more effectively protect their intellectual property, data, customer information, employees, and their bottom lines against data breaches in the future.
There is nothing wrong with network perimeter security technologies – they are an added layer of protection. The problem is that many enterprises today rely on them as the foundation of their information security strategies, and unfortunately there is really no fool-proof way to prevent a breach from occurring. Alarmingly, market trends show that the lion share of organizations have no plans of changing this approach. According to IDC, of the $32 billion enterprises spent on security technology in 2013, more than 26% ($8.4 billion) was invested in network perimeter security.
From Breach Prevention to Breach AcceptanceThe Breach Level Index indicates that data breaches have been increasing in frequency and size over the last couple of years. So by definition, breach prevention is an irrelevant strategy for keeping out cybercriminals. In addition, every organization already has potential adversaries inside the perimeter. Disregarding these internal threats not only invites blatant misuse but also fails to protect against accidental carelessness. Even non- malicious behaviors such as bringing work home via personal email accounts, lost devices, storing data on USB drives and vendors unknowingly sharing network log-in credentials and passwords are a few examples of how easy it is to innocently leak sensitive data.
From Breach Acceptance to Securing the BreachIt’s one thing to change mindsets. It’s another to implement a new approach to security across an organization. While there is no “one size fits all” prescription for achieving the “Secure Breach” reality, there are three steps that every company should take to mitigate the overall cost and adverse consequences that result from a security breach. Control access and authentication of users. Encrypt all sensitive data at rest and in motion, securely manage and store all of your encryption keys. By implementing each of these three steps into your IT infrastructure, companies can effectively prepare for a breach, and avoid falling victim to one.
It’s not a question if your network will be breached, the only question is when. With the velocity of business increasing, new technologies constantly being deployed and new and sophisticated attacks regularly being launched, is it not inevitable that it is only a matter of time before your business is hacked.
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By implementing a three step approach - encrypting all sensitive data at rest and in motion, securely managing and storing all of your keys, and controlling access and authentication of users - you can effectively prepare for a breach.
Secure the BreachIt's not a question IF your network will be breached, the only question is WHEN.
With the velocity of business increasing, new technologies constantly being deployed and new and sophisticated attacks regularly being launched, is it not inevitable that it is only a matter of time before your business is hacked.
This brief video will introduce a new perspective in accepting that a breach will happen; we call this Breach Acceptance. When companies adopt the Secure the Breach mindset, they will fundamentally change the way they protect their organization by securing the real target of attacks -- the data -- rather than securing the vector.
A Three Step Approach to Data Security
Encrypt The Data
Locate where sensitive data resides, and encrypt it. Whether the data is in physical networks, virtualized environments, the cloud, or in motion, encryption will obscure and protect vital information.
Store and Manage Keys
You cannot safely encrypt data without a crypto management platform. Keys should be stored in a vault away from any encrypted data, and then implement a process to limit access, rotate, revoke, and reissue keys.
Control User Access
Determine who has access to the data, implement strong authentication of users, and establish a verification process. Define user access levels, and automate a way to provision and manage tokens and users.