Netskope debuts as a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™️ for Single-Vendor Secure Access Service Edge Get the report

  • Why Netskope chevron

    Changing the way networking and security work together.

  • Our Customers chevron

    Netskope serves more than 3,400 customers worldwide including more than 30 of the Fortune 100

  • Our Partners chevron

    We partner with security leaders to help you secure your journey to the cloud.

A Leader in SSE.
Now a Leader in Single-Vendor SASE.

Learn why Netskope debuted as a leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™️ for Single-Vendor Secure Access Service Edge

Get the report
Customer Visionary Spotlights

Read how innovative customers are successfully navigating today’s changing networking & security landscape through the Netskope One platform.

Get the eBook
Customer Visionary Spotlights
Netskope’s partner-centric go-to-market strategy enables our partners to maximize their growth and profitability while transforming enterprise security.

Learn about Netskope Partners
Group of diverse young professionals smiling
Your Network of Tomorrow

Plan your path toward a faster, more secure, and more resilient network designed for the applications and users that you support.

Get the white paper
Your Network of Tomorrow
Introducing the Netskope One Platform

Netskope One is a cloud-native platform that offers converged security and networking services to enable your SASE and zero trust transformation.

Learn about Netskope One
Abstract with blue lighting
Embrace a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture

Netskope NewEdge is the world’s largest, highest-performing security private cloud and provides customers with unparalleled service coverage, performance and resilience.

Learn about NewEdge
Netskope Cloud Exchange

The Netskope Cloud Exchange (CE) provides customers with powerful integration tools to leverage investments across their security posture.

Learn about Cloud Exchange
Netskope video
The platform of the future is Netskope

Intelligent Security Service Edge (SSE), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Cloud Firewall, Next Generation Secure Web Gateway (SWG), and Private Access for ZTNA built natively into a single solution to help every business on its journey to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture.

Go to Products Overview
Netskope video
Next Gen SASE Branch is hybrid — connected, secured, and automated

Netskope Next Gen SASE Branch converges Context-Aware SASE Fabric, Zero-Trust Hybrid Security, and SkopeAI-powered Cloud Orchestrator into a unified cloud offering, ushering in a fully modernized branch experience for the borderless enterprise.

Learn about Next Gen SASE Branch
People at the open space office
Designing a SASE Architecture For Dummies

Get your complimentary copy of the only guide to SASE design you’ll ever need.

Get the eBook
Make the move to market-leading cloud security services with minimal latency and high reliability.

Learn about NewEdge
Lighted highway through mountainside switchbacks
Safely enable the use of generative AI applications with application access control, real-time user coaching, and best-in-class data protection.

Learn how we secure generative AI use
Safely Enable ChatGPT and Generative AI
Zero trust solutions for SSE and SASE deployments

Learn about Zero Trust
Boat driving through open sea
Netskope achieves FedRAMP High Authorization

Choose Netskope GovCloud to accelerate your agency’s transformation.

Learn about Netskope GovCloud
Netskope GovCloud
  • Resources chevron

    Learn more about how Netskope can help you secure your journey to the cloud.

  • Blog chevron

    Learn how Netskope enables security and networking transformation through security service edge (SSE)

  • Events and Workshops chevron

    Stay ahead of the latest security trends and connect with your peers.

  • Security Defined chevron

    Everything you need to know in our cybersecurity encyclopedia.

Security Visionaries Podcast

The Convergence of CIO & CISO Roles
Join host Max Havey on the latest episode of Security Visionaries as he sits down with guest Jadee Hanson, CISO at Vanta.

Play the podcast
The Convergence of CIO & CISO Roles
Latest Blogs

Read how Netskope can enable the Zero Trust and SASE journey through security service edge (SSE) capabilities.

Read the blog
Sunrise and cloudy sky
SASE Week 2023: Your SASE journey starts now!

Replay sessions from the fourth annual SASE Week.

Explore sessions
SASE Week 2023
What is SASE?

Learn about the future convergence of networking and security tools in today’s cloud dominant business model.

Learn about SASE
  • Company chevron

    We help you stay ahead of cloud, data, and network security challenges.

  • Leadership chevron

    Our leadership team is fiercely committed to doing everything it takes to make our customers successful.

  • Customer Solutions chevron

    We are here for you and with you every step of the way, ensuring your success with Netskope.

  • Training and Certification chevron

    Netskope training will help you become a cloud security expert.

Supporting sustainability through data security

Netskope is proud to participate in Vision 2045: an initiative aimed to raise awareness on private industry’s role in sustainability.

Find out more
Supporting Sustainability Through Data Security
Thinkers, builders, dreamers, innovators. Together, we deliver cutting-edge cloud security solutions to help our customers protect their data and people.

Meet our team
Group of hikers scaling a snowy mountain
Netskope’s talented and experienced Professional Services team provides a prescriptive approach to your successful implementation.

Learn about Professional Services
Netskope Professional Services
Secure your digital transformation journey and make the most of your cloud, web, and private applications with Netskope training.

Learn about Training and Certifications
Group of young professionals working

Europe’s Regulatory Environment to Drive Automation in GRC

Jan 23 2024

The past decade has seen governments around the world introduce significant new legislation covering data, cybersecurity, and technology. This has been part of a sustained effort to regain some influence over big tech and impose good governance practices on how businesses capture, protect, and manage data. 

This shift towards greater regulation has been largely led by the EU, which implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. More recently, the EU introduced the NIS2 directive which organisations need to apply measures for before October 2024, as well as several other pieces of legislation—such as the EU AI Act and Cyber Resilience Act—that are set to come into force in the near future. 

While the specific requirements of each piece of regulation vary, the overarching message is clear. Regulators are increasingly requiring organisations to instil good data governance practices and a more considered attitude to risks and threat intelligence in order to protect both citizens and organisations that are critical to national infrastructure and economies. 

The result is that CISOs now face greater responsibility for Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) than ever before. As businesses continue to expand into the cloud and work to secure their digital infrastructure, embracing automation by adopting security service edge (SSE) technologies is a positive step to face up to the challenge. 

Accepting this greater accountability, CISOs often feel the huge weight of responsibility to personally manage and address every requirement. In reality that is impossible; the volume of data, threats, and vulnerabilities is insurmountable for a single person or a resource restricted team. However, we also have the technology to automate many of these processes and I expect we will see a wave of new tools over the coming year to support CISOs with GRC requirements.

There are many existing capabilities under the umbrella category of SSE that perform these functions, and as we continue to integrate AI and machine learning solutions they will continue to advance. Here are four ways SSE can help with GRC:

Data classification and management:

  • The identification and classification of sensitive data is paramount for implementing policies that ensure compliance with regulations like GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and so on. 
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tools can help automate sensitive data identification and classification by using machine learning tools that can distinguish personal data, financial information, and intellectual property. 

Employee coaching and training: 

  • Many regulators and cyber insurance providers require companies to hold regular employee training on cyber threats and security best practices. While annual training can be valuable, technologies, and threats change rapidly creating a need for more frequent “just-in-time” interventions, powered by machine learning to spot the moment and deliver the right coaching message to employees. Automated “just-in-time” employee coaching can help instil best practices around cloud app usage in the moment. There are many solutions beyond just blocking access that can help encourage employees to use preferred applications or take the desired actions to prevent data loss. 


  • Under regulations like GDPR, there are expectations that companies will regularly audit their data use, where it’s stored and which policies are being applied. As the usage of cloud applications, devices, and infrastructure increases, this process becomes more complex. Tools such as a cloud access security broker (CASB) allow security leaders to build customised dashboards and reports to help understand activity-level usage of cloud services and websites and detect non-compliant behaviour and anomalies.

Risk intelligence: 

  • A core component of NIS2 is encouraging organisations to actively manage cyber risks, both through the sharing of threat intelligence and understanding the risks within your supply chain. With the wealth of cloud applications available, using SaaS security posture management (SSPM) helps a security team proactively assess, approve, and actively manage the use of cloud applications within an organisation and—in coordination with real-time user training—direct employees to preferred tools. 

With all of these capabilities, it’s possible to offer security leaders greater visibility over their infrastructure and the corresponding threats that help feed into regular reporting and audits.  

As the regulatory and threat landscape becomes increasingly complicated, IT and security leaders need to embrace intelligent solutions to automate compliance processes and help keep pace with expectations. Regulations will change and evolve in pace with the advancements in technology (or near enough) and ensuring you have the flexibility to respond dynamically to these changes will mark businesses out for success. 

author image
Neil Thacker
Neil Thacker is a veteran information security professional and a data protection and privacy expert well-versed in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).

Stay informed!

Subscribe for the latest from the Netskope Blog