The Brainwave’s Boosters for Identity GRC are a set of comprehensive modules which allow to spread easily and economically Brainwave Identity GRC’s functional coverage.
Find through these 15 use cases, the illustration of the best practices to manage and protect your unstructured data.
3 different functional paths available: IT/SEC Admin, CISO/CSO and Functional Manager
Protect Your Business Critical Assets: How to Manage and Audit Access over your sensitive data?
The explosion at an astounding rate in the volume of unstructured data presents a growing risk for businesses due to the accidental or deliberate overexposure of sensitive or critical documents. Many CIO’s find themselves at their wit’s end when faced with the inherent complexities associated with the sound and sustainable management of access rights to shared directories and files.
Brainwave GRC is an innovative and particularly efficient security and governance solution, covering all shared directories, regardless of the storage infrastructure on which they are hosted. It offers unique possibilities:
You need to know and control everything about your shared folders. But it is a nightmare because of the technical complexity and the lack of communication between the numerous stakeholders.
Brainwave GRC makes all the operations extremely simple:
- Identification of the data business owner
- Enhancement and data classification to make them comprehensible to stakeholders
- Continuous analysis of the information (directories, files, users, access rights)
- Identification of quality and security problems
- Termination of excessive or toxic access rights
- Running user rights review campaigns
- Self-service access requests management
- Supplying reports and data for regulatory conformity audits
- Information reports for the internal company authorities (CISO, CIO, Audit, Internal Risk, etc.)
Data Extraction and Consolidation
Brainwave GRC extracts, aggregates and analyses the information stemming from the HR information system, Active Directory, storage arrays and log files to strengthen the information relative to access rights for unstructured data (shared folders, directories and files).
Data classification consists in establishing the foundations of data protection. This operation makes it possible to identify the data that need to be subject to protection, and to establish the necessary degree of protection for the data.
The Brainwave Data Security Governor™ solution makes it possible to automate this operation by standardizing, based on a simple definition, the degree of data sensitivity. This sensitivity level is aggregated with the metadata of each directory and file, and this notion is instantaneously inherited by the directory containing these data.
This makes it possible to establish a unique enterprise repository, serving as a point of reference for users, data owners and CIO alike.
ANALYSIS AND MODIFICATION OF RIGHTS
Data Security Governor permissions analysis offers an instantaneous response to questions such as: Who has access to a given directory? What are John Doe’s access rights? The analysis consolidates all changes so that it is possible, for example, to detect shares that have switched to public access by mistake, or accounts of employees who have left the company.
For greater efficiency, users and managers can ask directly for changes (add or revoke) in “self-service” mode. The corresponding technical operations can be relayed via the ITSM for fine-scale interfacing with the IT.
Data business owners identification
Data Security Governor allows organizations to easily identify the business owners of data so they can be directly involved in the data governance process. The business owner identification is realized by our analytics algorithms based on the permissions and files; the analysis process automatically discovers who are the owners of folders and files. Then a validation process is launched through the integrated workflow in order to get the business owner acknowledgment.
Then business data owner’s modifications are managed and recorded throughout the information life cycle.
AUTOMATED CONTINUOUS MONITORING
To help you check that your security policies are being scrupulously applied, Brainwave Data Security Governor™ automates the continuous monitoring of rights and accesses to files for all audited shared directories. This means you can be sure that your assets are protected.
You are sure that your assets are well protected
Brainwave algorithms analyze relations between users, directories and files bring to light instantaneously any defects or anomalies. This means that any exceptions can be remedied simply and proactively.
Access and Data Mapping
Brainwave GRC allows you to create a map based on all users who have access to the information system applications and data, what they have access to, what they can do and they did and identify every single abnormal situations.
For that purpose, all this information is consolidated in a global identity and access rights catalog. The structure of the catalog as well as the flexibility of the associated interfaces allows you to navigate in a multi dimension data cube (by user, account, organization, or permission) to match the data and identify potential exceptions.
With Brainwave, you have the full potential of a Business Intelligence solution applied to applications, data and digital assets security and confidentiality
AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION
Whether for a one-off investigation or a recurrent audit, the solution offers the possibility to navigate through Identity data over time in a simple and user-friendly way, and emphasize any anomaly or suspect activity.
It also makes reports available and data for regulatory compliance audits (Sarbanes-Oxley, GDPR, HIPPA, ISAE 3402, CRBF 9702 or any other type of regulatory obligation, present or future).
Take a look at your needs by Industry
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION - REGULATORY COMPLIANCE - FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD
The Insurance sector is chaging very fast. With an increasing regulatory pressure, insurers need to face multiple challenges such as conducting properly their digital transformation without security imperatives impending operational efficiency, the management of sensitive business processes and fighting against cyber attacks.
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE - SENSITIVE DATA - DIGITALIZATION
The banking sector faces multiple challenges today: intensification of compliance requirements, wide spread digitalization, imperative of protecting sensitive assets, preventing data breaches, etc.
FIGHTING AGAINST CYBER ATTACKS – CYBER SECURITY
The energy industry has quickly become a privileged target for hackers, especially petroleum and gas industries. These external attacks are becoming more common, and they can quickly impact all or part of an entire country by shutting down the electrical grid, like the hackings in Ukraine and Israel, for example.
OPENING IT SYSTEM - SECURING LOGISTICS CHAINS - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
The manufacturing industry, now rapidly changing, is faced with many strategic issues, both circumstantial and structural. The proliferation of unstructured data, logistics chains’ sensitivity (particularly to fraud risk), the size of the organizations, and the importance of protection for information systems are all major current challenges for the industry players.
CYBER ATTACKS – LEGISLATION ISSUES – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
The increasing number of cyber attacks on hospitals and health facilities in general, as in the hacking of the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, implies higher risks of fraud, data breach, and external attacks for the entire sector, without any recourse for stakeholders to better protect themselves.
CYBER ATTACKS – SENSITIVE DATA AND PROCESSES - REPUTATION
Currently, trading activity is faced with more and more cyber security risks, at the height of the financial and economic issues connected to it. The financial consequences and impact of a cyber attack on the reputation of the companies involved represent increasingly significant risks. The industry players are starting to take action against these risks.
Take a look at your needs by job title
- CISO and CSO
- INFRASTRUCTURE AND APPLICATION MANAGER
- INTERNAL CONTROL
- CFO and CRO
- GENERAL MANAGEMENT
SECURITY POLICY - RISK MAPPING - OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
The "security" topic within a business is often taken in charge by the CISO and CSO's collaboration, when both actors are present. Yhe definition of the security policy and the risk mapping, conducted by the CISO, define the path to follow fot the policy's implementation, this being the CSO's responsability.
OPERATIONAL EFFICENCY - PERFORMANCE – GOALS
The operational plan's efficency and the IT function's performance are the CIO's first priorities. In this context, IT security is often perceived as a constraint. Nevertheless, not considering enough IT security issues can rapidly impact IT teams' operational efficiency.
ENSURE OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONING AND SECURING WITHIN THE SCOPE OF YOUR BUSINESS.
Each application and infrastructure manager within the organization must ensure operational maintenance within their scope. They must also operate level 1 controls to implement internal control plans and respond to any auditor request.
COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS, ANALYSIS, RISK GOVERNANCE
The current challenges present in IT auditing are manifold: verification of the integrity of data and systems, verification of compliance with internal policies and regulations, detection of drifts, etc. In addition to monitoring regulatory compliance, audit is taking on a role that is increasingly complementary to data security: are the organization’s resources and data being used appropriately and by legitimate users?
COMPLIANCE – RISK MANAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ACTIVITIES – RESOURCES – PROCESSES
Internal control has now a vast scope of responsibilities: compliance checks, the definition and proper application of segregation of duties (SoD) matrices, control plans’ implementation and the resulting KPIs, remediation processes’ implementation, etc.
PERFORMANCE – OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY – SECURITY OF THE DEPARTMENT
Any supervisor of a department or business unit is primarily responsible for organizational efficiency and ensuring that objectives are achieved. The challenges that you face today include access rights review of your teams, fulfilling regulatory compliance requirements, and being aware of security risks such as internal fraud.
FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD - ENSURE OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL EFFICIENCY
"Fake president" scams, information theft, internal fraud... Never have finance departments had so much to worry about in terms of IT resources misappropriation. These forms of embezzlement present known risks to organizations’ image and profitability. Statutory Auditors are increasingly demanding in their audits, and they point out systematically failures regarding control monitoring, which are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore.
GROWTH - RISKS - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Information thefts, confidential data breaches, internal fraud... Never have financial departments have had to worry as mcuh regarding proven and potential risks threatening their organization's profitability and reputation. External auditors are more and more demanding in verifications and highlight more and more failures to comply to control obligations, becoming impossible to ignore any longer.