Protecting Sensitive Information
All organizations have sensitive information. It’s created by internal business processes, stored on numerous devices, processed by enterprise applications, accessed by users, and shared with third parties. Common forms of sensitive information include intellectual property, confidential data, personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), personnel files, credit card information, and financial records. The challenge for IT teams is securing the data whenever and wherever it’s stored, moved, accessed, or shared. For organizations using cloud applications and repositories, the complexity of protecting this data increases exponentially.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
There are several great tools that will discover, monitor and protect sensitive data—both on premises and in the cloud. Data Loss Prevention tools secure data at rest, in motion, or in use; and alert you when it’s not appropriately protected. An Enterprise DLP solution protects holistically, while an Integrated DLP solution protects a single platform like Office 365. Enterprise DLP solutions can also find and protect multiple copies of the same file stored on different endpoints, networks, shared storage and cloud services. But with thousands of employees and millions of files, an average organization should expect a significant volume of daily DLP alerts. Managing the flood of alerts, policy violations, end-user communications, awareness training and administrative tasks can easily overwhelm a typical security operations team.
Data Loss Prevention as a Service (DLPaaS)
Preventing sensitive information from being lost, stolen, exposed, and misused requires governance policies, operational processes, and data protection expertise you may not have in-house. Phoenix Cybersecurity combines industry-leading enterprise Data Loss Prevention software with our own Allesao Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) managed service to deliver a unique Data Loss Prevention as a Service (DLPaaS) solution for federal government and enterprise organizations. The powerful, on-premises platform is managed by data protection and security experts using engineering, operations, and sustainment best practices customized for each client environment.
Velocity and Visibility
Including an enterprise SOAR platform in our DLPaaS solution, allows us to automate tasks both internal and external to the DLP tool. We build automated workflows to quickly triage alerts, investigate incidents, enrich cases, import data from other systems, communicate with users and escalate cases that require a human touch. This proven approach reduces the Mean Time to Respond (MTTR) and minimizes the risk associated with protecting sensitive information. The SOAR platform also improves executive visibility of privacy initiatives using dashboards to visualize operational statistics and trends. Now difficult questions like “How many high-severity incidents were contained at each location last month?” are easy to answer.
DLPaaS in Action (Use Case)
On-boarding a new employee often requires sharing sensitive data with internal teams for creating offer letters, benefits packages, system accounts; and external partners for background checks, drug tests and citizenship verification. Policy dictates that this data should be captured in a secure PDF, saved to SharePoint and shared via email as a user-specific link. Even after extensive user-awareness training, inevitably someone will save this file to another location, send the actual file via email or save the PDF without encryption. With Phoenix Cybersecurity DLPaaS, the tools will automatically identify the non-compliant act, trigger an alert, take corrective action, communicate with the user and report the offense to the privacy team for follow-up.
How is Phoenix Cybersecurity different?
Having written policies and industry-leading tools that enforce them are key to the success of a Data Protection solution. Our experts will help you develop your Data Protection Plan, build your governance policies and gain executive approval.
Managing the operations and sustainment of your Data Protection solution leverages the best practices and experience we have developed from designing and managing similar implementations over the last 10+ years.
Automating workflows with an enterprise SOAR platform enhances the velocity, scalability, and accuracy of your processes. Even incidents that require human intervention are semi-automated to improve decision speed, efficiency and quality.
Our programmatic approach focuses on continuous process improvement. Analyzing the data and alerts generated by our tools helps us refine the policies, logic, and operational processes resulting in smarter, tighter security workflows.
False positives are a significant problem for most security solutions. But with SOAR, we automatically triage and remediate about 50% of your alerts and semi-automate the rest. Security automation and orchestration reduces analyst stress and fatigue.
Real-time dashboards deliver valuable business insights to privacy and security executives. Using the power of SOAR, dashboard charts and graphs are customized to provide the “big picture” and analyze trends over time.