What’s more valuable: a screw or a screwdriver? It may sound like a complicated, philosophical question, but there’s a pretty clear answer: the screwdriver. The screw has one real function and solves one problem: fastening two items or surfaces together. The screwdriver, by contrast, is a tool: it has many functions and can be used to solve an endless range of problems.
In the data security world, a lot of products like to call themselves “tools,” but in practice, their functionality is relatively specific — more like the screw. These products, like screws, can play critical roles in holding everything together, but the most valuable type of security tool proves its value by solving new challenges as they emerge. This article compiles just a few of the novel ways that Code42 customers are leveraging the Incydr data risk detection and response product to solve their own emerging challenges.
Protecting Their Highest-Value Data
At Code42, we believe that it’s not only the regulated or classified data that’s important, but rather all data matters. The reliance on digital collaboration has dynamically changed the way we work, often resulting in the value of a file rapidly evolving — going from work-in-progress one day to critical competitive advantage the next. Nevertheless, most companies do have some data that is clearly, consistently of the highest value to their business. Security teams know they need to focus on this high-value data, but there are two challenges:
- Intellectual property (IP), one of the most valuable types of data, is difficult if not impossible to protect through traditional classification and policy-based approaches, forcing security teams to think differently about how they protect IP.
- Valuable data is increasingly dynamic and mobile. It can’t be locked in a secure location — the sharing and iteration of high-value files is at the core of how businesses work today. This means security teams must hone in on the signals of risk so that they can separate legitimate and necessary data movement from risky movement.
How Code42 customers address these challenges: Assessing risk in new ways
Security teams are working with line-of-business (LOB) leaders to gain a better understanding of how their high-value data can be recognized within their environment. This collaboration helps security teams to understand the nuances across their own organization when it comes to determining what data is of high value and what are the strongest indicators of risk.
Savvy security teams are using Code42 Incydr to take a smart, new approach to assessing risk across different facets:
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