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Digital Assets Classification and Risk Insights

The current state of data is paradoxical. It needs to be fluid and consumed to demonstrate its relevance, yet movement puts both the data and its owning enterprise at risk. To safeguard data as it moves, Security and Risk Management (SRM) leaders must constantly seek ways to protect it. However, they often encounter persistent and common challenges in their pursuit of data security, including:

Visibility of Sensitive Data

Picture1 1Security and Risk Management (SRM) leaders face a significant challenge in comprehending the true extent of risk to which their enterprise is exposed. The lack of visibility over data assets, their sensitivity, and who has access to them makes it difficult for SRM leaders to determine the scope of the risk. Although some SRM leaders may have visibility of digital assets within their traditional network perimeter, they often lose control over the sensitive data once it is shared with external parties, even trusted partners.

Protection and Control of Sensitive Data

Picture2SRM leaders face an elevated risk of data theft or non-compliance when they need more visibility of data at rest and in motion. Comprehensive data protection and control is only possible with such visibility, making the enterprise more vulnerable to security breaches. Unfortunately, standard data protection and control approaches introduce high friction, making it difficult for SRM leaders to balance data usability and security. This friction, in turn, limits the enterprise’s ability to utilize data effectively, which is crucial for growth and success.

Security Orchestration

Picture3Once enterprises achieve visibility of their digital assets, they are confronted with another challenge – visibility and orchestration across multiple platforms or the lack thereof. To overcome this challenge, security leaders are increasingly seeking to integrate and consolidate their solutions. Fragmented data security inhibits the scalability, and mobility of data, degrades the user experience, and slows down response times. As a result, integrating and consolidating data security solutions is becoming an essential element of SRM strategies for modern enterprises.

Once enterprises gain visibility of their digital assets, they often face another challenge – visibility, and orchestration across multiple platforms or the lack thereof. Increasingly, security leaders are looking for ways to integrate and consolidate their solutions for scalability, faster response, and better user experience to promote adoption by end users. Furthermore, a comprehensive, integrated data security strategy that covers all aspects of data protection, from classification to encryption and digital rights management, enables enterprises to allow their data to move freely while helping SRMs to prevent data theft and achieve compliance.

What’s New?

We are excited to announce the general availability of digital asset classification capabilities within the Seclore platform. This latest release focuses on providing enterprises with clear, easy-to-understand visibility of their most sensitive assets.

The Seclore data-centric security platform allows enterprises to know, protect, and control their digital assets from one platform without needing additional agents. With the latest product capabilities, Seclore provides expanded visibility, insights, and more protection and control features. By adopting a data-centric approach to security, Seclore enables organizations to regain control of their data and allow it to move freely at scale. Here’s how:

  • Classify and protect assets by applying appropriate security controls based on the sensitivity of the data.
  • View authorized activities and unauthorized, blocked attempts on protected documents.

Digital Asset Classification (DAC)

Legacy solutions typically operate in silos, where classification policies and protection rules must be defined separately. Seclore breaks down these silos by providing all the necessary capabilities within a single console. The Digital Asset Classification (DAC) functionality enables users to classify digital assets and emails from an application or desktop. Additionally, organizations can create customized policies to apply enterprise rights management controls to documents and emails based on their classification labels.

Seclore Digital Asset Classification includes several capabilities, including:

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  • Custom labels and sub-labels of classification: Create and intelligently suggest labels and sub-labels for digital assets within applications and emails.
  • Enterprise-wide custom policies: Create and enforce protection and control policies based on classification labels, domain, and team.
  • Visual labels and dynamic watermarks: Customize watermarks and visual labels provide additional protection against IP theft with minimal user friction.
  • Security Orchestration: Enhance existing security investments, like DLP, CASB, and Discovery, with integrations that read classification and enforce security downstream
  • Arabic support: Full DAC support for documents and emails written in Arabic.

The Seclore platform also includes powerful Risk Insights capabilities that enhance enterprises’ visibility over their digital assets.

One of the key capabilities is the introduction of a classification dashboard that enables organizations to track all classification activities and the number of labels used. This feature provides insights into the distribution of classification labels across their data and the protection policies applied to classified data. Additionally, enterprises can monitor the number of times users have ignored suggested labels and made changes, signaling emerging risk areas or the need for policy refinement.

Another dashboard Seclore offers is the protection dashboard, which offers a comprehensive overview of all authorized and unauthorized attempts to access data. This dashboard also allows users to view the distribution of authorized and unauthorized activities across domains and classification labels, providing valuable insights into potential vulnerabilities and areas that need improvement.

We encourage you to check out the Risk Insights feature spotlight to learn more.

Conclusion

The integration of Digital Asset Classification within the Seclore platform enables enterprises to achieve comprehensive data security, protection, and control from a unified platform. By leveraging Seclore’s data-centric security platform, organizations can effortlessly integrate and consolidate their classification, rights management, DLP, and SIEM systems, ensuring a better-integrated approach to data-centric security.

The DAC solution ensures that enterprises can protect their sensitive digital assets from theft or non-compliance while allowing them to move freely. With Seclore, enterprises can have confidence in the security and compliance of their digital assets, all through an easy-to-use, single platform.

Ready to learn more? Request a meeting with our team.

Abhijit Tannu is advisor and co-founder at Seclore. Abhijit is a technology architect at heart and entrepreneur by profession and has contributed to the development of innovative products and applications for enterprise security. A fitness enthusiast, you can find Abhijit trekking or hiking in his spare time.

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