Questions on Data Security & Governance

With new regulations, technologies, and best practices emerging regularly, staying informed on the best practices in data protection is essential. But where do you start? This article aims to help you understand the basics of data security and governance to more advanced concepts like compliance automation and multi-cloud environments. With practical examples and the latest industry knowledge, you'll gain valuable insights into how Dasera can help your organization tackle various data security and governance challenges. Read on for the basics of getting started with your data protection strategy.

Question 1 - What Are the Key Components of Data Security and Governance?

Data security involves protecting sensitive data from unauthorized access, theft, and leakage, while data governance refers to the policies, processes, and procedures that manage data usability, availability, and integrity. Critical components of both include:

  1. Data discovery and classification: Identifying and categorizing sensitive data according to value and risk helps prioritize protection efforts.
  2. Access control and identity management: Only authorized users can access sensitive data based on predefined rules.
  3. Data protection: Implementing encryption, tokenization, or other security measures to protect sensitive data.
  4. Compliance management: Ensuring adherence to various data protection regulations, such as GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA.
  5. Incident response and management: Detecting and responding to data security incidents promptly.

Dasera’s platform specifically addresses these components through automated data discovery, efficient access control, and integrated compliance management.

Question 2 - How Can Dasera Help with Automating Data Security Compliance?

Automating data security compliance is crucial to mitigating the risk of non-compliance penalties and streamlining data governance processes. Dasera aids in automating compliance in several ways:

  1. Data discovery and classification: Dasera starts with automatically discovering data across your environments.  How can you protect your data if you can’t see all of it? Security teams often grapple with the 'unknown unknowns'—data stores they're unaware of but are still responsible for securing. Dasera tackles this challenge head-on by initially discovering all your data stores and shining a light on shadow data to ensure no asset remains hidden or unprotected, thereby aligning accountability with visibility.

We connect to your data stores once we visualize and reveal your data infrastructure. Then we dig into the data where Dasera finds, catalogs, and classifies your sensitive data based on regulatory requirements such as GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA, minimizing false flags and ensuring you focus on the data that matters most.

  1. Enforcement of security policies: Dasera automates policy validation and enforcement to ensure that your data governance practices adhere to compliance standards. Automation streamlines the integration of these security measures, significantly reducing manual effort and enhancing operational efficiency.
  2. Compliance monitoring and reporting: Dasera monitors compliance with regulations in real time and generates comprehensive audit-ready reports, reducing the manual effort involved in compliance management.

By leveraging these capabilities, organizations can save time, mitigate regulatory risks, and ensure continuous adherence to data security regulations.

Question 3 - What is Data Lake Security, and How Does Dasera Address It?

Data lake security protects data lakes – large repositories that store vast volumes of structured and unstructured data – from unauthorized access, tampering, or leakage. Dasera addresses data lake security through:

  1. Data discovery and classification: Automatically identifying and organizing sensitive data within data lakes for better visibility and protection.
  2. Access control and identity management: Implementing granular access controls and monitoring user activities to prevent unauthorized access.
  3. Data protection and security analytics: Employing advanced monitoring to detect security threats and integrate further data protection measures, such as encryption.
  4. Compliance management: Ensuring data lake compliance with regulations, simplifying data governance.

Dasera’s comprehensive platform offers solutions tailored to the unique challenges of data lake security, enabling organizations to protect their valuable assets stored in data lakes.

Question 4 - How Can Dasera Assist in Securing Data Across Multi-Cloud Environments?

Securing data across multi-cloud environments, where data is stored across multiple cloud providers, faces unique challenges. Dasera assists organizations in addressing these by:

  1. Cross-platform visibility and control: Providing a single dashboard to consistently monitor and manage data access and usage across various cloud providers.
  2. Consistent data protection: Applying consistent encryption and data protection policies to safeguard data across all cloud platforms.
  3. Compliance management: Ensuring adherence to industry-specific and regional data storage and usage regulations in multi-cloud environments.

Dasera’s platform is designed to optimize data protection in multi-cloud environments, making it an essential solution for organizations managing their data across multiple cloud service providers.

Question 5 - What Sets Dasera Apart from Other Data Security and Governance Solutions?

Dasera’s platform distinguishes itself from other data security and governance solutions through its innovative and comprehensive approach to addressing the challenges associated with data protection, including:

  1. Coverage across the entire data lifecycle: Dasera’s platform caters to the needs of organizations throughout the data lifecycle, from data creation to disposal.
  2. Automation and efficiency: Dasera’s platform leverages AI and machine learning to automate critical tasks such as data discovery, classification, and compliance monitoring, reducing manual effort and boosting efficiency.
  3. Flexibility and adaptability: Dasera’s platform supports many datasets, data repositories, and cloud platforms for seamless data security and governance across multiple environments.

This unique combination of features and capabilities positions Dasera as a leading provider of data security and governance solutions, empowering organizations to secure their valuable data assets and confidently maintain comprehensive data governance.

Enhance Your Data Security and Governance with Dasera

Addressing the critical concerns surrounding data security and governance is essential for organizations seeking to protect their valuable information assets and ensure regulatory compliance. By harnessing the power of Dasera's DSPM platform, organizations can effectively tackle challenges such as multi-cloud security management and compliance automation.

Request a demo today to learn more about how we minimize risk across your data lifecycle and begin your journey toward comprehensive data protection!


David Mundy