“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me” - Batman
I know quoting a famous superhero like Batman can be a little cheesy (even if he is the coolest superhero of all time), but I think the point it makes is important. In order for IT security professionals to become boardroom heroes, they must take action. In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series I talked about the opportunity that IT security teams have.The chance to now to step up to the plate and help their enterprises protect data, in a way that also helps to maintain employee privacy. The chance to be heroes.
I talked about the need for a data-centric to security, one built on securing data, not on attempting to lock down infrastructure, like mobile devices and the use of EMM solutions. I gave you the keys to the dojo so you could learn the “The Art of Compliance and BYOD Security.” Now it is time for you to make your run for glory. But for that you will need what makes Superheroes so powerful. Your superpowers, CASBs.
Telescopic Vision – This allows you to have visibility into all user activity taking place on your network. It provides audit logs so you can see in detail, who accessed what, from where.
Spidey Senses – This power helps make you hyperaware of any suspicious activity taking place on your network. If Rich accesses Salesforce from Campbell CA, and then 5 minutes later you see that Rich has accessed Salesforce from Eastern Europe, the activity triggers an alert that will be sent to the IT security team so that they can take action.
Telekinesis – You have the power to control the flow of your data based on context, all based on what is best for your security posture. Based on the user title, device, location and the data, you can set access control policies for your SaaS applications, helping to minimize risk.
Invisibility – This allows you to protect data flowing down to unmanaged (BYOD) devices, without having to deploy and then maintain any software on end user devices. This will help you be loved by employees.
You are now ready to become a boardroom hero. Take what you have learned in this 3 part series and put your plan into action. We at Bitglass are rooting for you.
Senior Manager, Product Marketing | Bitglass