The simple answer to this is data. It is not your application, system, or infrastructure but the information and data the threat actors are after. After all, data has tangible value if it is confidential, and this is precisely what the threat actors aim to siphon out of your organization to carry our extortion.
Beyond external threat actors, organizations also need to be mindful of internal threat actors. Similarly, an employee leaving an organization may discretely exfiltrate confidential data out of the organization before leaving.
The proliferation of the remote workforce and adoption of a multi-cloud environment has meant the challenges to secure data and prevent data loss across a diverse environment, and the user base is now a primary concern for security professionals.
Managing data and ensuring it is protected across its lifecycle is a significant challenge for organizations. This has given rise to security controls to protect against data loss in the form of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technologies.
With the increased demands of securing a remote workforce and adopting the cloud, organizations must find creative ways to protect from any intentional or unintentional data leak.
Corporate users can easily exfiltrate data while working from home as they would not be subject to the same cybersecurity controls present if they were sitting in the office.
SASE is a strategic initiative for organizations as they decentralize, secure remote workforce, and provide safe internet access from any location. Connected branches using the internet compared to costly MPLS links for the remote sites are just some of the activities driving the adoption of SASE. Ensuring all internet-bound traffic from users flows through a cloud-native SASE regardless of where they may be sitting.
SASE has many features to secure user to internet traffic flow from Secure Web Gateway (SWG), NGFW as a Service, DNS Security, Remote Brower Isolation, Cloud Access Security Broker, Malware Protection, and Data Loss Prevention.
Integration of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) capabilities into SASE becomes an integral part of the overall strategy as it solves many challenges in protecting against data loss for a decentralized organization with a remote workforce. SASE with DLP capabilities helps define business rules that classify and protect confidential and critical information from being leaked.
Cloud Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a consistent, seamless set of data security policies that uniformly enforce Data Loss Prevention (DLP) from the user or endpoint to the internet and cloud. DLP controls help detect potential data breaches when users attempt data exfiltration. It is prevented by analyzing, monitoring, and detecting confidential and sensitive data while in use, in motion, and at rest.
Cloud DLP is a critical feature of SASE, and when combined with SWG and CASB capabilities, it provides unparalleled visibility and data protection across IaaS and SaaS services, with some of the use cases explained below.
Cloud-native SASE with DLP capabilities focuses on enforcement controls to prevent data loss of confidential and sensitive data by reading classification labels and tags of the dataset transiting the SASE environment.
Classification is performed on the datasets using manual methods (user-driven) or automated through content scanning for keywords. Typically, the organization would ensure confidential data is classified using tools such as Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), Boldon James, TITUS, and Get Visibility. These classification tools are then integrated with SASE-DLP features to ensure classification labels are understood, such as Restricted, Sensitive, Confidential, Internal, and Public.
These classification labels and tags are then applied by DLP policies within the SASE to ensure that confidential and personal data is protected per the defined rules.
Our Methodology Approach
At FYNSEC SASE, we deliver a data-centric approach to SASE to avoid data loss across people, devices, and cloud apps. We intelligently inspect data classification labels and ensure all traffic destined to the internet is protected against sensitive data exfiltration.
Our SASE leverages CASB and DLP technology to provide in-depth visibility and protection for IaaS, SaaS, shadow IT, and internet services.
The advantage of this technique is that it allows security teams to quickly detect sensitive data flow and apply data protection measures that are consistent and uniform across the entire workforce.
Our Integrated Approach
Unlike other SASE platforms, which are different controls stitched together, we provide an integrated services platform that is orchestrated and configured from a single interface.
Get in touch today to learn about FYNSEC and our cloud-native SASE platform.