145,942,680 Records Leaked in June – Can SharePoint Handle It?
What does that number mean to you? It means chances are you have been hacked. OneDrive for Business is notorious for overflowing with password files – of course named ‘password’ – confidential information, and privacy data. Most content goes unchecked. In other words, we all do our best but there is only a certain amount of time in the day to use a manual or semi-automated process to evaluate the massive amounts of content consumed. Trust metadata? Think again.
Do you care if your data is compromised? It all depends, doesn’t it. Instead of fighting back, many organizations are just accepting the cost, downtime, and disruption as part of normal business operations. More than half of US businesses (53 percent) have experienced a cyberattack in the past year, according to a survey of business executives. Now that includes only the executives that admitted a crime had taken place. What’s with that? Many are still not even prepared for GDPR. There will come a point where change is inevitable, and we will need to take off the blinders. For those of you who don’t know, your most valuable asset is your data.
SharePoint does have some tools to help but none are a silver bullet. If you really are concerned about data breaches, data loss prevention (DLP) doesn’t quite cut it. In my humble opinion, I would not accept the status quo and just tolerate getting hacked. Organizations are usually hacked more than once – easy targets. Sooner or later, one of those hacks is going to be a big one, and the game then changes.
What you need, which our technology just happens to provide, is the ability to take data discovery and classification to a new level, far outstripping the capabilities of most vendor products. Real-time capabilities to identify and generate multi-term metadata based on an organization’s criteria, lapses in security, and known and unknown vulnerabilities are discovered, quarantined, and disposed of according to policies. The multi-term metadata can comprise one, two, or even five words that represent a concept, subject, or topic. Related items are also identified, even if the exact search terms aren’t used.
Not bogged down with writing endless rules and testing, the conceptClassifier platform is designed for ease of use and real-time interaction, to see the impact of changes on the taxonomy without re-indexing. Many of the taxonomy features are still unique in the marketplace, and significantly decrease the deployment and ongoing management of organizational taxonomies. And workflows can prevent portability, automatically secure the vulnerability, and let someone know a potential breach has been identified.
The generation of multi-term metadata, which we call compound term processing, opens the door to text analytics, cleans up file shares and siloed data, simplifies migration, and of course enables concept-based search – not to be underestimated.
If you don’t want your privacy or sensitive records to become a statistic and would like peace of mind, check us out at Microsoft Ignite Booth #212. We bet you will think the software is amazing – it is.