The Importance of Data Security
We often hear that “data is the new oil”. This is true in two senses; firstly in the way it flows into every corner of our organisations, powering the machinery of business all over the world; and secondly in that it is incredibly valuable. Also just like oil, if there is a leak, it can be catastrophic for corporate reputations and devastatingly expensive, not to mention difficult to fix.
At SecureLink we have long recognised the value of data, and our business is founded on it’s protection. In order to protect data, it must first be discovered and understood. We help our customers to focus their resources on protecting their most critical electronic assets, whether those assets represent priceless intellectual property or heavily regulated sensitive personal data.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is no longer enough.
Sophisticated tools designed to monitor the egress of assets from your organisation are useless if they don’t understand what’s important to you. It’s futile to try and prevent data escaping, when our research shows that most malicious exfiltration is related to malware introduced to use machines by phishing, malicious websites or social engineering.
User training, perimeter & endpoint security and DLP all need to work hand-in-hand in order to minimise your exposure to data loss. Crucially, there must be a focus on visibility. In the current climate, it can still take months to realise that data has leaked or that organisations have been compromised, by which time carrying out an impact assessment and remediation work, (not to mention reporting for compliance purposes), can be too late.
The SecureLink Data Solution
SecureLink works with organisations to discover, classify and protect their electronic assets, as well as to train their users in recognising and avoiding attempts to trick them into exfiltrating it to a malicious actor. Should the worst happen, we make sure our customers have the right corporate policies in place which are tried and tested. In addition, our incident response services are available 24/7 to help stop the leak and trace the source.
How do you know if your data processes are effective?
SecureLink offers a number of services to allow you to rest assured that the processes and technology you have in place are optimised and as effective as they can be. To discover what services we can offer in this area, check out our SecureInsight Assess page.
To navigate to our incident response page and discover if we could help with your incident response strategy, go to our SecureResponse page.