Securing Against Insider Threats: A DSPM Strategy

Insider threats present a significant challenge for organizations across all industries in cybersecurity. Insider threats involve employees or other individuals with privileged access to an organization's data and systems which either accidentally or deliberately cause harm to the organization's data or infrastructure. These threats can come in various forms, such as unintentional actions from careless employees, malicious insiders seeking personal gain, or even well-intentioned employees who accidentally expose sensitive data. Despite the best efforts to protect against external cyber threats, organizations must also prioritize bolstering their defenses against insider threats to ensure the security of their critical data assets.

One of the most promising strategies for addressing insider threats is adopting a data-centric security approach, where the primary focus is protecting sensitive data throughout its entire journey. Data Security Posture Management (DSPM), a crucial component of a comprehensive data-centric security strategy, takes a systematic approach to identifying, classifying, and protecting an organization's sensitive data. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of adopting a data-centric security approach with DSPM for mitigating insider threats and how Dasera's advanced DSPM platform can provide a robust solution for addressing this critical security concern.

Establishing Visibility and Insights Into Your Cloud Data Security Posture

For organizations operating in the cloud, it is crucial to maintain a clear overview of their sensitive data's security posture. Gaining visibility and insights into data distribution, user access, and risks is essential for strengthening cloud security measures and ensuring compliance with data protection regulations. Recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of your data security posture is the foundation for implementing necessary improvements and mitigations against potential threats.

Dasera's Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) platform offers extensive visibility into your organization's cloud data security posture. With Dasera, you can track sensitive information and identify potentially vulnerable areas that require increased security controls. By incorporating Dasera's insights into your cloud security strategy, your organization will be better equipped to make informed decisions and minimize the risk of data breaches.

Automated Identification and Classification of Sensitive Data

One of the significant challenges organizations face in securing their cloud environments is identifying and classifying sensitive data spread across various cloud services. Companies need to know where their sensitive data resides, what type of data it is, and who has access to it to implement effective security measures.

Dasera's DSPM platform automates identifying and classifying sensitive data in the cloud, utilizing advanced technologies such as machine learning and natural language processing. This level of automation enables your organization to act promptly and adapt its security controls in response to data classification or risk assessment changes. With Dasera's data discovery and classification capabilities, you can better secure sensitive information and ensure its protection throughout its lifecycle.

Implementing Fine-Grained Access Controls and Continuous Monitoring

Maintaining control over who has access to sensitive data in the cloud is critical to cloud security. Establishing granular, role-based access controls ensures that only authorized users can access sensitive data, minimizing the risk of data breaches due to unauthorized access or insider threats.

Dasera's DSPM platform allows organizations to implement fine-grained access controls for sensitive data in the cloud and continuously monitor user interactions with that data. This continuous monitoring enables organizations to detect and respond to potential unauthorized access or suspicious activities rapidly, reinforcing data security and preventing potential data breaches.

Ensuring Regulatory Compliance in the Cloud

As more organizations move their operations to the cloud, ensuring compliance with relevant data protection regulations becomes increasingly essential. Regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) require organizations to implement strict security measures to protect sensitive data.

Dasera's DSPM solution simplifies maintaining compliance in the cloud by automatically enforcing data security controls and monitoring your organization's adherence to regulatory requirements. With Dasera, you can seamlessly integrate compliance management into your cloud security strategy, reducing the likelihood of non-compliance fines and reputational damage.

Safeguarding sensitive data in the cloud is vital for organizations worldwide. By integrating Dasera's Data Security Posture Management platform into your cloud security strategy, your organization can gain visibility into your cloud data security posture, automate identifying and classifying sensitive data, implement robust access controls, and maintain regulatory compliance.

For more information on Insider Threats, check out our article on "Gartner's 2023 Market Guide for Insider Threat Management Solutions," in which we were recognized.

By partnering with Dasera, your organization can confidently embrace the cloud while ensuring the security and protection of your data. Choose Dasera's DSPM platform as your trusted partner in securing your cloud infrastructure and confidently navigating the evolving landscape of cloud-based data protection.


David Mundy