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We address enterprises’ data security and privacy concerns and help them through their journey to achieve compliance.
Data protection is the process of safeguarding critical and sensitive data from potential compromise, modification or loss. In today’s world, data is growing at an unprecedented rate, making it critical to protect sensitive data from potential misuse. Data Privacy regulations deal with the handling of personal or financial data. Data privacy concerns arise when data is shared with third parties without the consent of its owner. Data breaches can cause the organizations heavy damage in terms of penalties or reputation loss.
Data Discovery and Classification
Data Privacy & Protection Services
Protects personal data
Protects financial data
Very significant. There has been an unprecedented growth of social media, personal cloud services, and employees utilizing personal devices and third-party applications. This parallels with high profile stories on data breaches and even government accessing citizens’ personal information. The issues cited by state Chief Information Security Officers include unauthorized access to personal information, compliance with state statutes on privacy and managing information sharing with third parties.
Cyber security has consistently been a top concern for state CIOs, topping the list of their priorities for 2015. According to the 2014 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study (PDF), training and awareness is in the top five cyber security initiatives across the states. More information on what states are doing is available in the NASCIO 2014 Cybersecurity Awareness Resource
Yes. Cloud services promise to provide flexibility, scalability, measured service and certain cost efficiencies, but also present additional security risks associated with authentication, access and storage of government data. The total economic cost and different security elements of cloud services must be fully understood when evaluating cloud computing in general and the various deployment models (public, private, hybrid, community). Consumer-based cloud services used by government workers present additional risks because they may not offer rigorous security controls.
The best place to start may be with the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework. The Framework is a guide that leverages current standards, guidelines, and best practices. The Framework provides a common taxonomy and mechanism for organizations to: