Concerned about data leaks on third-party servers? You are not alone. When sensitive data is hosted on third-party servers, it becomes vulnerable because of human error, misconfigurations and other lack of security controls. Left unaddressed, a data leak can turn into a data breach, bringing a gusher of damages.
InfoSec teams are tasked with the responsibility to find data leaks before they become data breaches on your open servers and unsecured third-party servers. How does your company detect data leaks of your sensitive data across the internet?
CISOs are last to know, first to secure
When planning new business channels, information security used to be one of the last items to address. Those days are long gone. Now cybersecurity can be a primary concern when planning new business opportunities. Even so, when faced with the urgency to share data with business partners, the CISO can still be the last to know when an enterprise adopts new methods that put its data at risk. Often CISOs are the last to know about a data leak and the first to be asked to secure it.
Digital transformation often translates to sharing data with business partners in order to improve service to customers. When data is moved to the cloud or transferred via corporate networks, a CISO may be told the data is moving only after the business decision is made. The CISO is then asked to ensure the security of the transferred data. But how can one InfoSec team scan hundreds of thousands of sources, thousands of files, and hundreds of threats everyday? The truth is they can’t — not without the support of serious software and cybersecurity experts.
Whether moving data to the cloud or sharing data with business partners, the more a company shares data, the greater the task of securing that data. Even if endpoint security and compliance protocols are in place, they are not enough to ensure the security of a company’s data hosted on third-party servers.
Increased risk requires more than internal efforts
Some cybersecurity teams use annual self-reporting audits and on-site audits to identify data leaks. Some cybersecurity teams work around the clock to monitor if their data is secure. But audits and internal efforts are no match for the vast opportunities to leak data on the internet. Data risk may seem endless on the internet; but internal resources are not.
The reality is that sharing data increases risk — and the increased risk requires protection on a global scale to match the global risk.
Know your score for risk of data leaks
Get a snapshot of your data leaks with the MyExposure dashboard. It can help you better understand your risk of data leaks. With MyExposure security professionals can use their exposure score to get an accurate picture of the risk to their sensitive data. The dashboard provides an enterprise with an exhaustive assessment of their exposure to data leaks and a comparison of that exposure to similar companies. Security teams can get a view of how much data has been leaking, and get samples of leaked data. Knowing the scope and type of leaked data helps to speed remediation. As security professionals know, the faster you can identify and remediate a data leak, the more likely you can prevent a costly data breach.
If you are concerned about data leaks of your sensitive data, get your MyExposure dashboard.