Why Cybersecurity Control is a C-Level Issue

--Security needs to be Intuitive and Responsive and Not Rely on Human Intervention--

Nov 10, 2015, 08:30 ET from Global Data Sentinel

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It is clear that financial services institutions are falling short at providing effective cybersecurity for their data, emails and files.  Failing to recognize that cybersecurity needs to be designed as an integrated operating system – one that is highly responsive, easily configurable and simple to manage –places financial services institutions at even greater risk of a security breach. The financial services industry with its sensitive data needs to be able to provide control and audit of files, email and all data across several domains with detailed data-access behavioral analytics.  It needs to be able to create and enforce a zero-knowledge environment for its entire IT staff, outsourced IT providers and Cloud vendors, and place that environment in the control of top-level management.  The firm's top managers require a system that will learn a user's behavioral patterns, create tamper-proof audit trails, and send out alerts immediately if unusual activity is detected – and react by revoking access to the information.

Global Data Sentinel (GDS) is a cybersecurity firm that has the ability to meet government-mandated compliance standards with its responsive software solutions. GDS has the capability to  build systems that track and remove access to email and data even after leaving a company's network; create significant barriers to enter across multiple networks and the Cloud; and work across multi-devices, including PCs, Macs, Smartphones and other mobile devices, such as medical equipment, printers/scanners, and other peripherals including IoT (Internet of Things). In other words, it doesn't focus on the breach and crisis control, but has the intuitive ability to circumvent a breach by rendering the data inaccessible to the user, whether it be a hacker, employee or someone with the correct codes and passwords.

According to Steven Fadem, Chairman of Global Data Sentinel, "It is clear that hackers will not be stopped until the information that they obtain is rendered useless to them because they can't access or store it. GDS encrypts data to ensure that it is inaccessible to the hacker even if it has left a company server or has been downloaded to a computer."

GDS provides encryption of all data whether it is at rest, in transit or stored locally.  It enables secure management of files and digital assets using sophisticated multi-key encryption and multi-factor identity management, real-time behavioral analytics and tamper-proof auditing to provide security and management controls not previously available.  The GDS solution very sophisticated, yet intuitive for non-technical personnel to easily use. System responses are highly automated, reducing the reliance on IT personnel or outside vendors.  These automated responses include the ability to rotate encryption keys, revoke user access, and lock a rogue user out of their account. With no requirement for human intervention – so less reliance on IT personnel or outside vendors.

GDS clients are able to maintain control of their data by tracking file access, user access, and task management workflow with real-time tamperproof auditing and risk assessment reports. The GDS platform also enables a zero-knowledge environment for the IT staff, outsourced IT providers and Cloud vendors, thereby reducing risks and enhancing corporate security and governance.

"What's clear is that yesterday's methods of  data security – firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, remote access, two-factor authentication, data leakage prevention – all provide an illusion of protection and false sense of security," continues John-Philip Galinski and Nigel Walker, GDS co-founders. "GDS is a one-stop, central platform for all security needs for Cloud, network, endpoint device, intra-company and intercompany collaboration, and client data sharing and control. Not only is data protected, but infinite levels of versioning, archiving control, and data destruction allow users the benefit of a true backup system, making hackers ineffective in their goals."

Global Data Sentinel was founded with the sole purpose of bringing effective security solutions to data management and control.  GDS utilizes a number of proprietary tools to provide an integrated, centrally-managed solution designed to maintain data security, integrity and confidentiality. For more information regarding Global Data Sentinel, visit www.globaldatasentinel.com.

SOURCE Global Data Sentinel