Secure user environment
How to protect corporate data on private devices?
The pandemic forced organizations to switch to a remote mode of operation. After the restrictions ended, many companies remained in it or switched to a hybrid mode. In some cases, private devices have become the main tool for working from home. Often, however, companies do not have adequate solutions to securely access company data from employees’ private devices.
The lack of adequate security measures increases the risk of incidents and loss of sensitive company data.
How to minimize the negative effects of such a situation? What is the biggest threat to our data?
- Lack of user authentication to ensure authorized access.
- Lack of control over what users do with company data.
The key issue is to give the company the freedom to operate while minimizing the risk of an incident in a situation where full control over the device itself is not possible.
The answer to this challenge is to secure access to data in the cloud by being able to assign permissions to it. In order to have insight into what is happening to resources, it is also important to keep a history of file usage and processing. A tool that accomplishes these tasks is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) class solution, an example of which is Broadcom’s CloudSOC CASB.
The MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) class solution, on the other hand, reduces the risk of remote access. It uses multi-factor authentication to do so, providing an effective barrier against unwanted remote access to a cloud application. An excellent example of this type of solution is SecurID SSO from RSA.
CASB security bridges the gap between the end device and the cloud solution. It restricts access to resources and prevents data from flowing unnoticed by the administrator, so that any attempt to steal or process data improperly remains immediately detected.