Data leakage

It’s all about data. The more the better. We're all trying to collect as much data as possible and w're fighting for ownership even if there is no obvious value in it. As a result, we are storing petabytes of managed and unmanaged data. It can be any data and obviously includes personal information. Most of the time we don’t even know what’s in there as we are not using it. We just store it.

How are you going to find out that your junior employee Phil or senior manager Chris shared confidential information or personal data of your customers or employees without permission?

Nowadays outbound data leakages were investigated re-actively in case they were detected and mostly in case there was a serious financial or reputational damage. It was an internal expensive investigation which took place in case damage was bigger than the cost of investigation itself and company would decide whether to expose this or not.

What’s going to happen? By May 2018 companies must find a way to monitor incidents of this kind and report them accordingly. So how are you going to find out that your junior employee Phil or senior manager Chris shared confidential information or personal data of your customers or employees without permission?

INDICA offers a straight forward solution which continuously collects information about any data you store and visually presents it in various visual dashboards. It’s able to tell you how the information was used inside the company and whether it was sent outside. You can set up rules to get alerts.

Now we're coming to a point where we need to manage all those data volumes we’ve been collecting for years. Amongst rules and regulation like GDPR there is one stating we need to report (personal) data leakage (and come up with the plan) within 72 hours. This causes a complete transformation of common practice. Of course, in case of an external data breach the procedure stays the same, but when it comes to internal sabotage it’s a whole different story.