Traditional security controls are no longer able keep up with the pace at which data is being created, shared, and archived. Increased cloud adoption and modern remote work policies have obliterated the perimeter, requiring new strategies for data protection. Further complicating matters is the need to safeguard sensitive data without over-burdening users with time consuming workflows and unfamiliar guidelines.
A common way to protect sensitive data is to restrict access to only the specific individuals that require it. Rights management, or encryption, solutions can define groups based on their department, role, security clearance, geography, or any combination of these parameters and more. Encryption solutions excel at keeping prying eyes away from unauthorized data but can often fall short in a number of ways. Atakama has teamed up with leading data classification providers to re-invent rights management in response to modern requirements.
One area where traditional security misses the mark is understanding which data requires which level of protection. Data classification tools simplify rights management by enabling the appropriate level of encryption based on the sensitivity of the data; not the opinion of an end-user untrained in the ways of information security. The unparalleled accuracy of data classification and identification tools allows organizations to eliminate end-user error and leverage protection that is optimized for the sensitivity of the data.
Traditional encryption solutions are heavily dependent on identity and access management controls. Login credentials, which allow authorized users to access encrypted data, represent a single point of failure. Atakama enables the encryption of files at a granular level without reliance on usernames and passwords. The Atakama solution encrypts at the file level with each file receiving its own unique AES-256 bit key. Each key is then fragmented into “shards,” with the shards distributed across physically separate devices, included, but not limited to, users’ workstations and their smartphones. The single point of failure has been removed and the data remains accessible only by those individuals or groups it is intended for. And Atakama accomplishes all of this without disrupting existing workflows or creating user frictions.
By seamlessly integrating with leading data classification tools, Atakama helps organizations stay ahead of shifts in the modern threat landscape by delivering solutions that focus directly on the data without reliance on an increasingly porous perimeter.