How to make an effective data security governance strategy

Protect yourself from online attacks that threaten your identity, your files, your system, and your financial well-being.

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By Sonit Jain, CEO of GajShield Infotech

An effective data security governance strategy should include features like custom cybersecurity policies, complete visibility over data, data encryption methodologies, among others.

Context-based data leak prevention
A context-based data leak prevention firewall creates context around data to enhance inspection and authentication. It helps to get granular details like sender/receiver address and email text patterns in an email to increase security. The contextual intelligence engine identifies the context to break and classify data into multiple data points. This helps to analyze all granular data points pertaining to these emails as well as other communications and prevent any policy violation.

Context-based data leak prevention firewalls also help to build the foundation for an effective data security governance. Data security governance requires building custom cybersecurity policies, which is among the many things that a context-based data leak prevention firewall allows you to do. A context-based data leak prevention firewall creates context around data and compares it with the custom security policies you created to prevent any data leakage. Hence, you can create policies according to your specific needs for enhanced data governance.

Complete visibility over data
Visibility over data is of utmost importance for monitoring and governance. Complete data visibility allows you to get complete knowledge of what is being downloaded, uploaded, or transmitted over your organization network. You will have complete control over your data.

Contextual data leak prevention firewalls and complete visibility are often interconnected. A firewall backed up by a contextual intelligence engine generates deeper visibility by identifying context around data points. This combination of context-based data leak prevention and complete visibility allows users to create custom cybersecurity policies based on their needs. For instance, you can restrict specific keywords in ‘from,’ ’to,’ ‘subject,’ and ‘email content’ of an email.

Secure data transmission with VPN
A VPN service is a must for effective data governance, especially in…