GDPR Checklist for 2021

Today, almost every aspect of our lives revolves around and is influenced by data. Various entities collect, analyse, and, more importantly, store our personal data, such as our names, home and IP addresses, and credit card numbers. This phenomenon was further confirmed by the 2020 UK Business Data Survey, which showed that 81% of businesses handle digitised personal and non-personal data from employees and customers alike. As these businesses expand, the use of data increases as well.

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Secure Email Sharing is Critical to Maintaining Productivity, Security and Compliance in a Hybrid Workforce

SecureEmailSharingOne of the security and productivity features that the File Fabric ships with is secure link sharing. This feature works with any of the 60+ on-premises and on-cloud storage solutions that the File Fabric supports,  including SMB file style storage and object storage solutions such as Amazon S3, Azure, Google, or other S3 compatible Object Storage such as Cloudian Hyperstore.

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CISO Bulletin: The Added Value of a Unified Storage Security Management Interface.

The File Fabric has many features for safeguarding data and we have published articles describing some of them. The point of this brief post, however, is slightly different.  Here I want to discuss how the philosophy behind the File Fabric is as important as any individual feature for protecting enterprise data access.

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How to Secure and Simplify End User Access to Amazon S3 Object Storage for Remote Workers

AmazonS3As remote working settles into becoming more and more of a reality for many companies our experience is that many companies wish to facilitate direct end user access to Amazon’s Simple Object Storage, Amazon S3.

The reasons they want to do this are:

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Unified Multi-Cloud Audit Logging for Unstructured File and Object Data

multi-cloud audit logPandemic-driven increases in work from home initiatives along with incidents such as the recent Solar Winds data breach have increased the security imperative for  data auditing.

Access to structured data is, for the most part, audited via database logs and application audit trails. On the other hand, for access to unstructured data, the fastest growing component of corporate data, there exists little to no unified access logging. This problem is compounded because organizations of even moderate size typically deploy storage across multiple data platforms – on premises NAS and windows filers, cloud applications such as MS OneDrive, Google Drive, SharePoint and, DropBox, to native cloud data stores as S3, Azure and GCP.

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Data Management and Collaboration for Ceph and File Based Data Storage – ITRI and the Enterprise File Fabric Case Study

ITRI (Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute), is a world-leading applied technology research institute which is also a key player in autonomous vehicle development.

Its technology combines real-time positioning, mapping technology, machine learning, and a range of sensors to simulate driving and capture test data in real world situations. This process generates massive amounts of data that need to be analyzed quickly and precisely, and here is where the the Storage Made Easy (SME) Enterprise File Fabric comes into play.

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5 Tips for enhancing Cloud Data Security and Privacy in 2020

With employees working increasingly from home corporate IT and CISO’s are increasingly focused on how they can improve upon data security and privacy for end users. The below tips are not new but they should server as a means to focus on what may be required for organizational change in the new hybrid work culture:
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CISO Bulletin: Multi-Cloud Authorization With the Enterprise File Fabric™

In a recent post about authentication with the Enterprise File Fabric™  I briefly mentioned authorization and committed to a follow-up post on that topic.  This post explains how the the File Fabric’s authorization features are used to manage user access to directories and their contents on the storage that is attached to the File Fabric.  As we’ll see, the File Fabric can use the groups that are set up in  authentication system to create a unified security structure that spans all storage.  Additionally, for some resources,  the File Fabric can import and use established  user authorizations  and also allow the storage’s native access controls to govern users read and write actions.

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Integrating with ADFS for secure document sharing and external partner collaboration

The Enterprise File Fabric’s Secure Data Management solution is a powerful way to enable sharing and collaboration on company documents with other company team members using existing company storage resources, whether that is on -cloud or on-premises. Additionally, secure link sharing provides an audited compliant way  for users to provide password protected links to people outside of a company. However, what about when users want to easily invite people external to a company to securely share and collaborate on documents?

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