Proactive Identification of Security Breaches from Within Content in Real Time
McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWeb) June 04, 2015
Concept Searching, the global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework™, provides the functionality within its flagship product, conceptClassifier, to proactively identify potential security or data breaches from within content, as it is created or ingested.
The cost of a data breach is escalating, and breaches are happening more frequently. Breaches not only have a significant impact on organizations’ brands but are also costly, regardless of whether the breaches are internal or external. Organizations using the cloud, or a hybrid environment, face additional security concerns when minimizing or eliminating the potential of data breaches.
All organizations have content that needs to remain confidential or contains personally identifiable information, which is protected under government guidelines. Most breaches are caused internally. These breaches are typically the consequence of complacency or negligence, due to insufficient access controls on sensitive or confidential data. According to statistics, only sixteen percent of serious data leaks were linked to hackers or external penetration.
The conceptClassifier platform is unique in that it identifies organizationally defined confidential or privacy information from within content. It includes the ability to identify content such as social security numbers, personally identifiable information, and protected health information. The product not only identifies standard descriptors, such as a social security numbers, but also any organizationally defined vocabulary that is unique to an organization. This functionality enables organizations to easily set up rules that will identify lapses in security in real time. Content can be consumed from a variety of sources including scanned or faxed documents, emails, websites, SharePoint, or indeed any repository. As exposures are identified they are automatically routed to a secure repository, to prevent unauthorized access and portability.
“Security in the cloud is a game changer for organizations that would like to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud,” said Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching. “Obviously security rights management and additional security measures are required, but our solution provides the unique ability to identify what organizations define as confidential information, from within content, and protect it. This allays many of the concerns regarding the potential of data breaches, as the identification occurs in real time.”