As government agencies and organizations are increasingly moving to the cloud for its flexibility, ease-of-use, and cost savings, new risks around compliance, data security, and cloud threats arise. You have mission-critical assets and personnel that need to be protected in the face of governmental data breaches and hacks that have been increasing in scale and scope. From malware to insider threats of data exfiltration, government agencies need to address how easily cloud and web use increases risk with sensitive data while continuing to modernize environments for efficiency and innovation.
Across federal, state, and local agencies, many are beginning the transition to the cloud, with adoption of services like Microsoft Office 365, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Box, Salesforce, and more. Whether you’re in just starting this transition or right in the middle of it, you need a way to extend your data protection from on-premises services and the perimeter to SaaS, IaaS, and Web. Netskope can help with a crawl-walk-run model, starting with capabilities like on-prem discovery to inform perimeter policies, to security for sanctioned cloud services like Microsoft Office 365, to ultimately securing all cloud usage, sanctioned and unsanctioned (shadow IT), and across all networks, locations, and devices. Take a data-centric approach to securing your agency, following sensitive data to where the data are processed and used, from on-prem to cloud and web or even a hybrid model. Netskope can help government agencies protect users and data from advanced threats, secure confidential files, and manage compliance mandates and requirements for cloud and web. Note: Netskope is now sponsored and posted as “FedRAMP in Process” on the FedRAMP Marketplace.
As cloud service and web usage grows, you need to understand and manage the risks associated with these cloud services. Granular visibility into your cloud and web usage will help you strike the right balance between these risks and the expected business benefits.
It’s easy to share data in the cloud and across websites, but improper use can impact data security and create more chances for data breaches and loss. It’s important for you to identify and protect the sensitive data like classified information stored in the cloud and also control data being uploaded, downloaded, and shared.
As cloud service usage increases, these services are becoming more attractive targets for malicious actors trying to deliver malware, such as ransomware, and other threats. And many existing security solutions are unable to detect threats in your cloud service traffic, such as threats hidden in sync clients, mobile apps, and TLS-encrypted cloud services.
As your users move to the cloud and web, it is important to create a granular, contextual audit trail of their activities for audit, forensics, and compliance reporting purposes.
Use Netskope to carve out risky activities in sanctioned or unsanctioned services and websites with granular policies that take into account user, service, device, location, activity, and content. Control activities by risk level by defining policies based on the Cloud Confidence Level in the Netskope CCI. Enforce policies at the service, service instance, or service category level.
Enforce controls, secure sensitive data, and defend against threats from cloud and web use to help address compliance regimens and requirements like FITARA, FISMA, ITAR, DIACAP and more. Implement adaptive access controls and security policies like “Block sensitive data from being download to unmanaged devices,” or encrypt data to help secure classified files. Audit suspected violations with full cloud activity trail that includes rich analytics like user, activity, data, device, location, and more. Map your cloud security and visibility from Netskope to the NIST controls framework.
Find all SaaS, IaaS, and web use across your agency, both sanctioned services and shadow IT. Understand the enterprise-readiness of cloud services with our objective Cloud Confidence Index and obtain detailed usage information about users, activities, data, and more. Use this information to assess your risk and inform your cloud and web security policies, such as preventing users from uploading confidential files to high-risk, personal cloud storage services.
Detect sensitive content like top secret files at rest in sanctioned cloud services or en route to or from any cloud service or website with advanced, enterprise cloud DLP. Define granular policies – based on identity, service, activity and data – to automatically protect your data by blocking activities, restricting access, encrypting data, and more.
The cloud makes it easy to share, but this same capability makes cloud services an attractive target for malicious actors. Protect your organization from cloud threats such as malware and ransomware and also detect unusual data movement or user activity that could indicate the presence of an active threat in your environment. Protect against anomalies and compromised credentials as well as insider threats like data exfiltration of government secrets or insider privileged account abuse and more.
The cloud makes it easy to share, but this same capability makes cloud services an attractive target for malicious actors. Protect your organization from cloud threats such as malware and ransomware and also detect unusual data movement or user activity that could indicate the presence of an active threat in your environment.
- Sajawal Haider, CISO, Oak Hill Advisors
What we like about Netskope is that it has enabled us to operationalize cloud security. And what I mean by that is we’re using a lot of cloud-based platforms out there. And every single one of them has a different security framework of different capabilities in it. And it has been very difficult to train the team on every single platform. For Netskope, we have this unified control point to all those platforms.