As we inch closer to the end of the decade, it doesn’t hurt to start thinking about what the 2020’s will bring in terms of data security. So, we put on our thinking caps and came up with how we see the data security landscape shaping up as we enter a new decade.
Simply put, we see “data safety” becoming the new data
security. The term “data security” has
been around for awhile, but we need to start rethinking the term’s relevance as
we tread deeper into a more digitally driven world.
If you want to read up on how we see this world evolving, you can download the paper here.
Organizations today face unique security challenges within
their SAP ecosystems. Specifically, they need to protect their sensitive data
within their SAP applications and other business-critical applications as well
as the data shared with partners and suppliers.
KPMG, a NextLabs partner, will be hosting an event in its New
York City office, “Next-Gen SAP Access
Governance Solutions: Protecting Data & Regulatory Compliance” on November
22, 10am ET, where you’ll see live demos on how you can leverage Dynamic
Authorization Management, Attribute-Based Access Control, Enterprise Digital
Rights Management, and Cloud Access Governance to overcome these challenges.
You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the use
cases, the solutions, and industry best practices for enhancing your security
posture within your SAP and non-SAP environments.
Gartner recently published Technical Professional Advice on “How to Successfully Design and Implement a Data-Centric Security Architecture” on July 22, 2019. One of their recommendations is that security and risk management technical professionals dealing with application and data security “should adopt a holistic approach to increase the agility, effectiveness and completeness of data security and protection, by using the framework provided in this research.”
NextLabs provides solutions across all three Control Families (Insight, Confidentiality Protection, and Monitoring and Response), across multiple data silos (e.g., databases, Big Data, Files and SaaS), and across the different data access types (in app, on access, and at rest).
If you’d like to learn more details about how you can mitigate the threats and compliance issues impacting your data, check out the full Gartner report here (if you’re a Gartner subscriber) or shoot us an email at email@example.com to see how we can help you design a data-centric security architecture appropriate for your environment.
We’re in the midst of a key paradigm shift when it comes to
security. Instead of focusing on the perimeter like in the old days, attention has
now turned to focusing on the data itself. What with the proliferation of cloud
services, mobile and IoT advancements, and increasingly globalized workforces,
trying to contain the perimeter hasn’t gotten out of hand.
As a result, security professionals are developing
strategies and implementing solutions focused on controlling access to
sensitive data stores and applications themselves as these are where the most
sensitive and/or confidential data originate from.
Thankfully, NextLabs and the Identity-Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) were prescient enough to see this trend coming. The IDSA is comprised of two dozen identity and security vendors (including NextLabs), solution providers, and practitioners that act as an independent source of education and information on identity-centric security strategies. The group facilitates collaboration via a knowledge base spanning practical guidance, best practices, and validated solutions for reducing the risk of data breaches.
Ultimately, the IDSA believes that identity-centric security
controls can help organizations combine identity and security capabilities to
improve their security postures. From unstructured data to applications to
attributes, managing and controlling access from identity to data is the key.
For more info… To read more about the Zero Trust model, you can download the paper here. Additionally, if you’d like to see a demo on how NextLabs can help you put the Zero Trust model into action, click here.
SAP security requirements are becoming increasingly complex.
Security threats, data restrictions, emerging regulations, and innovation in
technology is leading traditional approaches to security and access governance
to become costly, unmanageable, and without adequate risk coverage in many
cases. As your technology landscape evolves, so should your approach to
managing security and access governance.
KPMG, a NextLabs partner, will be hosting a webcast, “ERP Risk Series – Next Generation Security
Considerations for SAP” onJuly 11,
2pm ET. They’ll discuss strategies for evolving your access governance and
next generation SAP security considerations. The webcast will be hosted by
Brian Jensen (Managing Director of the Oracle Risk Management Team), and the
featured presenter will be Jonathan Levitt (Director Advisory, GRC Technology).
One CPE credit will be available to U.S. participants who
meet the eligibility requirements.
Attribute-based access control (“ABAC” for short) has reached the point of mass adoption with respect to access control technologies. In fact, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence developed a reference design for ABAC that provides organizations “greater efficiency, flexibility, scalability security.” To ensure that those benefits are realized, however, it’s essential to establish best practice guidelines when it comes to implementing ABAC successfully.
ABAC can be instrumental in reducing enterprise risks such as insider threats, loss of customer data and personally identifiable information (PII), leakage of trade secrets and intellectual property, and fraud. The use of context in access decisions can also lead to substantial cost savings since ABAC systems enable more efficient policy management and regulatory compliance. Furthermore, organizations can continue to leverage much, if not all, of their previous investment in existing IT infrastructure. more “Words of Wisdom: How to Ensure a Successful ABAC Implementation”…
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been receiving much press the last couple years on both sides of “the pond” and for good reason. It impacts companies not just in Europe but potentially anywhere in the world.
If you’re unfamiliar with dynamic authorization, be prepared for an epiphany of sorts. It could very well be the biggest little secret you’ve never heard of with respect to data security. What with all the cloud apps, mobile devices, Big Data, and productivity tools that consume our professional lives these days, legacy access control solutions are having a difficult time keeping pace. more “Why Dynamic Authorization Is a Big Deal in Data Security”…