UNCOVER DATA AND ACCESS RISK
Understanding where your data is, how sensitive it is, and who has access to it, are as pivotal to managing risk and protecting access to information as knowing who your users are.
The challenge that many organizations face when setting out to implement data access governance and assign accountability is just that: you cannot manage or control what you cannot see.
Compounding the challenge for actionable visibility is that much of sensitive data is in unstructured formats, residing in file shares with inconsistent access policies and distributed across the organization’s infrastructure.
Effectively managing and governing access to data is a key component of any IAM program. Classifying unstructured data through discovery, assigning risk based on sensitivity, and implementing access policy based on entitlements are critical first step towards implementing a consistent and transparent data access governance strategy.