Build a robust environment
There are many tools and approaches for data protection, including data governance, access control, classification, encryption, and data loss prevention.
One of the first steps an organization should take is to protect data at the source by enabling content security on centralized repositories. Sensitive data should be available remotely to employees based on permissions: Employees should have access only to the data they need to do their jobs. Companies must identify the precise levels of access needed by remote employees and implement least privilege rights to ensure employees only access what they’ve been permitted to. Organizations should also assess cloud data access policies, as access from unmanaged devices will increase. This will enable IT to maintain control, even remotely, and identify any irregularities which could indicate data breaches or threats. Businesses must also enable data loss prevention policies at endpoints to prevent data exfiltration, and support remote compliance with data-protection legislation by applying policies to sensitive data directly.
Device encryption should be enabled to secure data in case a device is lost or stolen. For employees using their own devices, information rights management solutions must be applied to control access to files and ensure they’re shared only with approved audiences.
In a multi cloud environment, cloud access security brokers (CASBs) must be employed to establish security parameters for data, which can help organizations achieve zero-trust security.
Shadow IT is not going away. Organizations need to take steps to minimize the security risks. IT departments need to know which applications are being used and the risks that they pose to data security. They need to improve visibility and optimize monitoring procedures.
How Wipro can help
Wipro’s data security practice has over 13 years of experience in the field, enabling global enterprises (including many fortune 500 companies) to manage their data security requirements. We help organizations define processes, identify solutions, and enable controls based on their current needs. We perform data protection impact assessments, and provide end-to-end data governance services including data loss prevention, information rights management, encryption, data privacy and data security in cloud. Together, with clients, we build comprehensive data security frameworks to ensure they have the support they need to continue business operations while strengthening the security of their critical data.
To learn more about how Wipro helps enterprise clients secure their data, contact us.