Data Security


3 Ways to Ensure Your Security Policies Survive the Transition to the Cloud

By 2025 the amount of data stored in the cloud by both governments, organizations, and individuals will exceed 75 Zettabytes – an estimated 49% of the world’s 175 zettabytes of data at that time. This trend has no doubt been accelerated by COVID, as organizations have been forced to shorten cloud migration timeframes to ensure business continuity during the pandemic.


Dealing with data glut: Why ROT data is an issue, and how to manage it

As file storage grows rapidly year after year, new challenges arise around keeping data safe and maintaining control over data storage systems. Who owns which files? Whose files take up what volume of enterprise storage? Which files have become obsolete? How many copies of a file exist, and where? Are there any stale files that contain sensitive data? These questions require up-to-date answers to ensure that business, compliance, and data security needs are easily and effectively met.


Five Ways to Leverage Management Data to Improve Data Security

Data security improvements can be an expensive necessity, but there are ways to make those improvements for free using your network and systems management data. While your network and systems management platform can’t replace your SIEM or IDS, making these improvements can improve your efficiency in a variety of valuable ways. If you monitor down to the individual switch port level, which we always recommend, you’ll have very granular data that can be used to spot changes in behavior.


Add DLP to Airtable with Nightfall's API platform

Airtable has proven its staying power among tech unicorns as a customizable and collaborative project management platform that empowers users to track literally anything at work or at home. When the company announced its $185 million Series D funding in September, they generated a whole new round of buzzworthy headlines. For security leaders, this means that new requests for adding Airtable to tech stacks are likely on the way.


Nightfall DLP enables customer-centric data security for one of the largest movie-ticket retailers

Just when a company thinks they’ve seen it all in cybersecurity, new challenges in data protection keep security leaders on their toes. One of the largest movie-ticket retailers discovered a need to protect sensitive data that could be shared across their productivity tools.


4 Ways CASBs Differ from Cloud DLP

CASBs have traditionally been a popular option for enterprises seeking to secure their data. Both Gartner and Forrester predict that cloud security will continue to be a growing market through the end of 2023. Gartner projections foresee a 20% increase in CASB usage at large enterprises by 2022, while according to Forrester, cloud security will become a $112.7B market by 2023.


Nightfall Data Loss Prevention makes HIPAA Compliance Possible

Covered entities bound by law to follow HIPAA regulations – like healthcare providers, health plans, and others handling protected health information (PHI) – need to demonstrate efforts to secure PHI. The specific measures required to do so are detailed in the HIPAA security rule which states that covered entities must put controls into place to identify and protect against anticipated threats to the security and integrity of PHI.


All About Trust

One of the biggest roadblocks for getting anyone to listen to what you want them to do is trust, or more accurately, a lack of trust. You could say we’re facing an unprecedented trust deficit in every aspect of life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Who can we trust to tell us what to do? And can we trust them to do the right thing? This lack of trust can even make us question the motives of those whom we may have trusted in the past.

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Data Security for Big Data

Big data security is a term used for all collective measures taken to protect both data and analytical processes from theft, attacks or all other malicious activities. Just like other forms of cybersecurity, big data security is about attacks originating from every online or offline sphere. Companies operating on the cloud face multiple challenges including online information theft, DDoS attacks and ransomware.


Protect credentials and secrets with Nightfall DLP

Sensitive data like credentials and secrets are in constant danger of exposure, and this is especially true in the cloud. Due to the highly collaborative and always-on nature of cloud services, they tend to be environments where security best practices are hard to enforce without either lots of time and effort or automated controls.