Data Breach are happening so commonly these days with cloud run systems infused into the corporate infrastructures; thus making it mandatory for firms to adopt DLP measures.
Data Breach Incidents Can Be Curtailed with Effective DLP Measures
Data breach cases have become so common in cloud-based environments that no organizations are spared, whether big or small! Even though enterprises are having precautions in place, but still data thefts are occurring, and this means that they need to be dealt upon in a vigilant way 24*7 without any lackadaisical attitude on the part of the enterprise owners. Some of the data breach cases are so vast in magnitude that it becomes tough for the organizations to comprehend them and put counteractive measures in place. Most of the reported or the unreported data breach Incidents have occurred due to the insider threat, which is the employee itself. Many of the employees working for an organization have access to the sensitive data and they inflict the highest damage intentionally or unintentionally. In fact, the negligent and vulnerable employees account for almost 53% of the data breach cases, according to a survey and the intentional breaches add up to 25% in an enterprise. Hence, it is necessary that the enterprise train their employees for data security while accessing sensitive data and also handle the disgruntled employees cautiously for the fear of getting the data breached by them.
Data Breach Case of Disgruntled Employees in Any Enterprise
In any enterprise, there is bound to be arguments, disagreements and harsh decisions with regard to company policies against the employees. Also, poor evaluation may result in the employee getting discontented that may give rise to ill-intent in the employee. The enterprises need to keep a watch on those employees who sit for late hours after everyone has left the office. Also, organizations need to watch out for employees who have a sudden positive spurt in their financial condition and it needs to be investigated if the cause is due to the selling of sensitive data of the enterprise. It is highly likely that the enterprise may see a spike in the access of confidential data just before an employee resigns and transits to another place for job.
Even Long-Term Employees Cannot Be Ruled Out of Data Breach Radar
Long-term employees are already accustomed to the working system of the organization and so they know the strengths and vulnerabilities, in and out. They are the ones who have easy access to confidential data of the company. Employees can easily copy the files into their devices like USB and also transfer sensitive content through cloud-based emails. Also, some of the information sharing platforms like Dropbox and Google Drive can be used to share the confidential information without leaving behind any physical trace thus making it difficult for the organizations to track the person who has forwarded or received it.
DLP Solutions to Counteract Data Breach Incidents
DLP or Data Loss Prevention solutions help in preventing data breach Incidents by employees by blocking the data being transferred or downloaded. It blocks the data based on name, type, content and compliance profiles, and thus helps enterprises to not only keep the data secure but also achieve the compliance measures like HIPAA, GLBA, PCI DSS, GDPR etc. These DLP solutions can be enforced on the employee devices to check for the existence of crucial information, and if found, can be deleted. There are techniques that help to block camera, Bluetooth and WiFi options on the employee devices, thus rendering the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) concept safe for the enterprises. All these above solutions help enterprises to greatly reduce the data breach scenarios arising out of an employee that may be intentional or unintentional.
Implementation of CASB Solutions for Effective Data Loss Prevention
The concept of remote working has gained popularity due to the flexibility of cloud-based apps. But there is the inherent risk of the data being shared across the physical devices of the employee. An uncontrolled out-of-office environment promotes sharing of passwords and encryption keys with third parties. There is also unlawful appropriation of devices that gives rise to data breach occurrences. Effective CASB solutions help in regulating the hostile use of cloud environment against unauthorized data access.
Thus, the effective combination of DLP solutions in the form of CASB tools, employee training for improved awareness of data security helps enterprises to keep a check on data breach scenarios.