Government are changing at a dizzy pace around the World. Regardless of party, some of these changes will have long term impacts to privacy, security, and data policies. Organizations need to rethink how we store, protect, and analyze data to meet government directives and regulations. Most companies have a decent grasp of data governance issues in their core datacenter systems. However, these same organizations may have been overlooking issues surrounding their endpoint data. For most organization, endpoint data is “Dark Data”, where this dark data is spread out across all of your endpoints, unknown, underutilized, and holds potential compliance risk if not protected properly.
In the United States
Datacastle is making our Datacastle RED and Datacastle Analytics offerings available in the Microsoft Azure Government cloud. Why did we do this? Whether you are a Public Sector customer in Federal, State, Local, DoD, or Intelligence Community, you have key security and government requirements that need to be met. In an environment with significant data protection mandates and tight budgets, using solutions based in a public cloud becomes very attractive. Microsoft Azure Government Cloud provides the necessary certifications to know your data is located in a secure and compliant environment:
Datacastle Analytics provides smart data discovery capabilities to enhance investigations and compliance activities. Investigators identify where sensitive files are located, where files originated, how the files propagated across the organization, and how files have been shared across the organization.
Datacastle RED provides endpoint data protection with the highest levels of security and performance by conducting global data deduplication across encrypted data. Customers and agencies can also manage their master encryption keys outside of the public cloud if they wish.
The EU is in the process of implementing their new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). There is great confusion in the UK about Brexit and what it means with respect to the GDPR. According to recent reports, 53% of UK businesses are unaware of the GDPR. 2017 is the year that businesses need to ramp up on their data protection implementations because of the new regulations going into effect in 2018. Since endpoint data is “dark data” for most of these UK businesses, they need to be investigating endpoint data protection solutions that work in European public clouds that meet the GDPR model such as Microsoft Azure.
Whether you are a government agency or a company that handles government data, ignorance is not bliss when it comes to dark endpoint data. Your organization needs to protect data that is in the public trust. You need to be in a position to derive insights and conduct cost effective, timely compliance and security investigations across endpoint data. Learn more about how Datacastle Analytics and Datacastle RED can help you to achieve these goals in a public cloud that meets your data governance requirements.