DoControl is named as a Representative Vendor in 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Insider Risk Management Solutions. Gartner recently published the market guide which assists in understanding and implementing a comprehensive insider risk management program. Gartner describes how “the increase in a hybrid or remote workforce, compounded with additional vendor integration, has prioritized insider risk management as a focus area for security and risk management leaders.”
Since the dawn of man, security tools and technologies have always been perceived by the business as an obstacle. Instead of creating a more secure working environment, they often create frustration for most all users working within it. It goes without saying that every organization does what it can to be in the best position possible to mitigate the risk of a cyber breach or attack. But in doing so can create a tightrope walk of trying to move the business forward in a secure way. Walking that line is slow, and one slip could be detrimental to the business.
Remaining conscious of these top 10 risks and encouraging employees to take preventative measures is best practice for any organization; however, it’s incredibly complex to ensure adherence across every single SaaS application used by the business. DoControl provides a crucial tool in the form of a centralized dashboard for visibility into all end-user activity within SaaS applications, and customizable security workflows that allow for the implementation of consistent security policies across the entire SaaS estate.
Defense-in-depth with security wrapped around every identity and around every asset – each time they connect to business-critical applications takes a zero-trust strategy to the next level. A combination of preventative controls and detective mechanisms can help get companies closer to zero trust. It's not just about controls either. Organizations need to find the right balance between technology, people, and process. Adopt an "assume breach" mentality to the organization's security programs. In the context of zero trust, it's not a matter of “if" but "when," which demands that the company focuses on breach recovery and not just breach prevention. Ensure the success of the organization's IT and security teams. Start enabling the business in a secure way by extending zero-trust to the SaaS application data layer.
Teasing out some of what’s reflected in Okta’s report only highlights the importance of centralizing the security of SaaS applications. The increased reliance on content collaboration apps requires increased security around them. The use of multi-vendor solutions that overlap require a consistent security strategy that scales in line with the growth and usage of these applications. If stop-gap measures are becoming longer term, then it's critical for organizations to reevaluate their security posture and ensure they have the necessary data access controls in place. Request a demo to see why more organizations are choosing to partner with DoControl to implement risk-based, future-proofed data access control workflows and policies.
Just as is with the cloud, securing SaaS is a shared responsibility. Providers are responsible for ensuring the security of their platforms, but there is an onus on the organization consuming the service to protect themselves from data overexposure and exfiltration, as well as cyber breaches and attacks.
In this blog we are going to focus on three of the most widely adopted SaaS applications, based on revenue and growth, as well as just general popularity. We will highlight the pitfalls and security gaps (note: these apps are not inherently insecure!), and how DoControl can help deliver a single, unified strategy to SaaS application security and reduce the risk of both data exfiltration and cyberattacks.
You can’t protect what you don’t know exists. If you lack the insight and visibility across all the different SaaS applications that are being utilized by both internal and external users and entities, then it is extremely challenging to get an accurate assessment or quantification of the risk that you are faced with.