Informatica Debuts Data Security Intelligence at RSA
Informatica announced Secure@Source last week, unveiling the industry’s first data security intelligence offering. At a time when Not Knowing Where Sensitive and Confidential Data Reside is the number one thing that keeps security professionals up at night for two years in a row, according to The Ponemon Institute, it seems like the timing is right for a capability, such as Data Security Intelligence, that gives line of site to obscured threats.
Neuralytix conducted market research, entitled The Future State of Data Security Intelligence, where they define data security intelligence (DSI) as a framework for understanding the risk of sensitive or confidential data and recommending the optimal set of controls to mitigate that risk. DSI is comprised of technology that provides the definition, classification, discovery, and assessment phases of a data-centric security approach. The state:
By deploying data security intelligence in combination with data security controls, enterprises can gain active insight into where risks exist and proactively set controls to mitigate the impact in the event of a data breach.
The Enterprise Strategy Group further commented in the report, “Data‐centric Security: A New Information Security Perimeter”, authored by industry expert, Jon Oltsik:
To address modern threats and IT mobility, CISOs must adopt two new security perimeters around identity attributes and data-centric security. In this regard, sensitive data must be continuously monitored for situational awareness and risk management.
This launch precedes the security industry’s equivalent of the NFL’s Superbowl – RSA Conference, where the world talks security. Informatica will be there, debuting its first Data Security Intelligence offering Secure@Source. The team should be so proud – this is by far one of the coolest products I have had the opportunity to be a part of. Here is a brief blurb on what Secure@Source is and does:
Secure@Source discovers, analyzes and visualizes data relationships, proliferation and sensitivity that details data risks and vulnerabilities to focus data protection and monitoring to secure data from external breaches and insider abuse. Secure@Source leverages proven data integration and quality capabilities to provide integrated views of data, independent of platform, from legacy, cloud, big data and mobile environments.
Secure@Source provides granular detail on what data has value, where the data resides and how it transverses the enterprise and how it should be protected. Informatica leverages market leading technology for data discovery and profiling, protection and retirement, and innovative analysis and visualizations for monitoring data security in real-time.
At a conference where the world talks security, I’m looking forward to engaging in conversations with you about getting smarter about Data Security Intelligence and eliminate blind spots. See you at the venue from April 20-24, South Hall, Booth No.2626.