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File Access Control is Key to Data Security Governance

July 11, 2019

File access control can be a cornerstone of an organization’s data security governance efforts. New regulations, the increased risk of hacking and reliance on new IT technologies like the cloud, pose a greater data governance challenges for businesses. However, strong access control can let organizations control who can look at what files, when they can, and what they can do with them.

File Access Control Key to Data Security Governance

The need for strong file access

Poor file access control is a root cause of a lot of cyber security incidents that we see. Getting it right and under control is a way to stop many problems and gain a better data security governance framework.

New regulation like GDPR has elevated the need for strong mechanisms to ensure data governance. But just as much, so has the increased frequency of hacks we see strike all sized business in all industries. The challenge is made even greater by the reliance on new digital technologies. Digital solutions like the cloud have helped increase productivity and collaboration, but it has to be recognized they have increased the vectors of attack and possible vulnerabilities.

So, in today’s world, data governance needs to be able to cope with outside attackers trying to get their hands on your precious data and materials. But it’s equally as important to control the file access of your internal employees too. If everyone has access to everything, you immediately greatly increase the scope for mistakes and weaken data governance.

File access control that can protect your data wherever it is, at all times is therefore a must for organizations.

Global Data Sentinel’s approach

Global Data Sentinel builds a security ecosystem for organizations that let’s them have complete file access control at all times. For a start, all files and data are given the highest levels of encryption, individually. Every piece of data is protected with zero-knowledge end-to-end encryption.

Essentially, that ensures only those given the unique encryption keys to access data can do so. It’s then a matter of using Identity Management to only allow those approved individuals to gain access to encryption keys. Organizations can completely control which encryption keys users have access to and when.

Through the use of multi-factor authentication, organizations can trust their identity and access management. Only approved individuals can gain access to their account. So, when encryption keys are assigned, it’s definitely that person and no-one else receiving them.

Learn how Global Data Sentinel empowers its clients to take back full control over their data, eradicating the threat of cybercrime.