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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CISO Bulletin: Using Strategic Authentication Solutions With the Enterprise File Fabric™

The Enterprise File Fabric™ has a very good internal authentication system.  It uses a strong one way hash function, salts the passwords before it hashes them, and stores the hash values and not the passwords.  If the File Fabric was the only asset for which an enterprise required access control, then there would be no need for additional authentication options.

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Using the File Fabric to Enable the Life Science Community to Easily Work with Genomic Information

Probably one of the least known use cases of the Enterprise File Fabric is its implementation within the Healthcare and Genomics industry. The File Fabric is used as part of a healthcare workflow for secure, audited, end user access to genomic information.

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CISO Bulletin: Ransomware Recovery With the Enterprise File Fabric™

Ransomware is one of the most vexing issues confronting information security professionals.  Prevention is difficult, recovery is challenging for legal, ethical and practical reasons and the potential negative impact, in terms of both operations and reputation, can be enormous.  So far there is no silver bullet for ransomware but there are ways to facilitate quick and palatable recoveries.  The File Fabric’s ForeverFile feature is one such way.

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CISO Bulletin: Using the Enterprise File Fabric to Understand Who is Accessing Your Data

Initiatives to deploy the Enterprise File Fabric™ are often driven by infrastructure managers who need a way to give WFH workers frictionless access to the organisation’s on-premises and on-cloud data.  This is great use case for the File Fabric and we endorse it wholeheartedly.  At the same time we think it is also important for the enterprise’s information security professionals to understand the File Fabric’s security features, both so they can ensure that the File Fabric’s configuration aligns with the organisations information risk management standards and also so they can realise operational benefits provided by the File Fabric’s rich security oriented feature set as they go about their work of managing information security risk.

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CISO Bulletin: Companies use of Multi-Cloud is on the Increase

multicloudA new 2020 survey by Flexera highlights the increasing use of multi-cloud services within Companies.

Over 750 SMB’s (Small to Medium Businesses) took part in the survey which was conducted in the first quarter of 2020, in February and March.  Of the respondents  554 where classed as enterprise respondents as opposed to 196 Small to Medium Business respondents. SMB’s were defined as having fewer than 1,000 employees whereas enterprise was defined as having more than 1,000 employees.

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CISO Bulletin: Use Encryption to Continuously Protect Multi-Cloud Data With the Enterprise File Fabric™

As every information security professional knows, constant vigilance is required to ensure that enterprise information is adequately protected. The widespread  adoption of cloud and hybrid infrastructures over the past decade have only amplified the requirement, and today’s demand for remote working at scale brings yet another set of challenges.

If you are working to keep your organization’s information safe under these dynamic conditions, it may be helpful to be familiar with the ways that the Enterprise File Fabric™ can be configured to provide and enforce  strong protection of data through encryption, both in flight and at rest.

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How to securely and productively enable employees to work from home using existing company data with the File Fabric

Remote Working CoronavirusOne of the things the Coronavirus Covid-19 has brought sharply into focus is the topic of employee remote working.  Whether this is to limit the spread of the virus or because employees are self isolating, many companies may find themselves in a position where a significant part of their workforce is working out of the office.

The aim of this post is to outline how the File Fabric software may help companies who wish to prepare or facilitate remote working.

Firstly some background on the File Fabric.  The File Fabric is a secure multi-cloud content management data collaboration solution. It does not provide any storage rather it indexes and works with existing on-premise or on-cloud storage silos. It unites files in these disparate storage platforms to provide a single cohesive way for people to securely work and collaborate.

The File Fabric has a strong ethos and governance and compliance of the data that it indexes and makes available providing event based audit and configurable compliance policies.

There are three ways to use the File Fabric today:

1.  For small businesses from our SaaS hosted platform. This version of the File Fabric does not have all of the features of the enterprise version.

2.  Enterprise Version that is self hosted by a company and can be deployable on-premises or on-cloud.

3.  For free using our self hosted personal version.

Let’s take a looks at some of the challenges and solutions that may be faced by remote workers and how the File Fabric solves them.

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