MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dasera, the leader in helping organizations operationalize their data governance and security programs, has announced its latest release from Crater Lake. With this release, Dasera provides security, data and compliance teams with a complete data store, user and usage context, enabling them to make the right business decisions to protect their data while saving time. and money.
About Crater Lake
Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. Coincidentally, the latest version of Dasera offers an in-depth background analysis. The release incorporates role-based access controls (RBAC) that provide granular control over permission management and an open API that allows users to programmatically connect Dasera’s platform to databases and platforms. -external forms to further enrich existing metadata. Crater Lake enables more effective data governance and security to address one of the biggest issues enterprises face: lack of data ownership and cross-functional collaborations.
How Crater Lake 5.0 changes data governance and security
Because data governance is a shared responsibility, it requires a significant level of collaboration between security, data, and compliance teams. Effective data governance cannot be achieved if these stakeholders work in functional silos. To help teams have a seamless collaboration experience, the Crater Lake release features API-based integrations, object-level privilege scanning, user identity mapping, and continuous visibility into user activity.
Crater Lake 5.0 Highlights
Prevent insider risks from overprivileged users
According to Aberdeen Strategy and Research (2021), 78% of insider data breaches are unintentional, and even well-meaning users can cause harm. Users with excessive privileges, or those with more access to data than they need to do their jobs, increase the risk of breaches within an organization and allow hackers and rogue insiders to misuse and exploit highly sensitive information. Thus, organizations must apply the principle of least privilege which states that users should only have access to the data they need to do their job. Applying this principle ensures that administrators know who has access to sensitive data and what policies govern data access permissions.
Dasera has implemented two new features to give administrators visibility into what privilege level users currently have and what privilege level they should have for each data store. These features further demonstrate Dasera’s commitment to proactive data security.
Object Level Privilege Analysis
Dasera gives administrators information about which users have access to which type of sensitive data. Correlated with employee metadata, the principle of least privilege helps administrators determine which departments should be allowed to access data and under what circumstances access should be revoked.
User Identity Mapping
Now Dasera can automatically map users from the database to active employees based on the company’s corporate policies. This feature provides visibility into shadow database users who do not match any active employees or department accounts. This helps data teams gain visibility into overprivileged users and clean up their data access situation. They can also map multiple usernames across different databases to the same active employee identity, so their profiles can be aggregated to provide the correct risk position.
Gain visibility into every action with user audit reports
Unfortunately, data breaches continue to increase in frequency, which means every business must be prepared to respond to a data breach. In the event of a breach, audit trails can help reconstruct historical events related to a record, including the “who, what, when, and why” of the action that was taken by a user that resulted in a breach. incident.
With the latest release of Crater Lake 5.0, Dasera is now able to capture the time of creation, modification or deletion of records by each user of the integrated platform via role-based access control (RBAC) , thereby mitigating the risk of a data breach. Forensic data from the audit trail will enable faster response and resolution of the data breach.
Enrich metadata with Dasera’s Consolidation API
It is imperative that data, security, and compliance teams operate their cloud systems at scale and leverage services that coexist well within their ecosystems. Dasera launched a Consolidation API as part of the Crater Lake release to address customer needs for application integration and workflow. The Consolidation API includes secure pathways for comprehensive Dasera classification and tagging capabilities, allowing organizations to exchange metadata and enrich the context of data regardless of where it resides in their environment.
Dasera helps organizations operationalize data governance and security. The Dasera platform continuously monitors context and policy, automating the integration of security and compliance into every phase of the data lifecycle.