The Challenge of Protecting Sensitive Data

In today’s data-driven world, protecting sensitive information is more crucial than ever. With evolving regulations like GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA, enterprises face the monumental challenge of managing and safeguarding personal data across diverse platforms. The question is, how can organizations ensure they are truly protecting the data that matters?

IBM Security Discover and Classify

Enter IBM Security Discover and Classify (ISDC), a groundbreaking data discovery and classification platform that provides automated, near real-time insights into sensitive data at the enterprise level. By mapping and tracking personal data, ISDC generates a comprehensive personal data master catalog. This catalog not only associates disparate data elements with relevant data subjects but also offers data lineage insight, business context, transaction history, and the location of data copies.

One of the most critical pain points for organizations is the lack of visibility into their sensitive data. Not knowing what data sources to protect can lead to inadequate security measures and potential breaches. ISDC addresses this by spanning the entire network infrastructure and creating a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) on the fly. This master catalog helps pinpoint which data sources contain sensitive data and are not adequately protected, allowing security professionals to prioritize protection efforts.

Global corporations often struggle to comply with different privacy regulations in various countries. ISDC offers a solution with its Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) workflow, entity configuration, and tagging capabilities. These features allow users to associate repositories and networks in different locations with specific business, operational, and alerting rules, ensuring compliance with local regulations.

Adapting to Evolving Requirements

As regulations and company procedures evolve, so do security and data management requirements. ISDC’s tagging and entity rules can be easily updated, applying the changes immediately across all scanned repositories and network elements. This adaptability ensures that organizations remain compliant and secure, even as their environments change.

The growing volume of sensitive personal data scattered across multiple platforms, both on-premise and in the cloud, presents another significant challenge. ISDC scales seamlessly with the organization, scanning and discovering new repositories with minimal manual intervention. This capability maintains low labor costs and ensures comprehensive data discovery, even as the network grows.

Furthermore, ISDC provides near real-time visibility into the location and context of sensitive data across the network. This visibility enables organizations to assign appropriate security policies to different data assets, reducing the risk of breaches and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

Partnering with Jeskell Systems for Expertise

To navigate these complexities and implement IBM Security Discover and Classify effectively, organizations can turn to Jeskell Systems. As an IBM Platinum Business Partner with over two decades of experience in IBM Storage and software for both commercial and Federal markets, Jeskell offers unparalleled expertise and tailored solutions to meet your specific needs.

IBM Security Discover and Classify offers a comprehensive solution for managing and protecting sensitive data in today’s complex digital landscape. Its automated, real-time discovery and classification capabilities provide the visibility and control needed to ensure data security and regulatory compliance, making it an invaluable tool for enterprises of all sizes.

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