Hybrid and multi-cloud solutions have been created and will continue to provide huge benefits to enterprises. However, this means that as we enter the next few decades, security experts will need to pay more attention to the cloud. When working with a managed security service provider (MSSP), data visibility and management are key elements to pay attention to.
FREMONT, CA: A recent IDC survey "Security Operation Priorities in 2020" found that for IT and security professionals, access management and compliance are the two most important themes in 2020 and beyond.
As more and more employers migrate to the cloud, and more and more people work from home, they have also deployed new cloud services. This may lead to gaps in data security, data privacy, and data retention. At the same time, these entities face new data protection rules. National laws are increasingly concerned with the source, transmission and storage of data.
Data Visibility and Management Can Vary by Country
Data privacy laws may vary from country to country. In each nation-state, they even have different meanings for the storage, sharing and management of personal data. Penalties for mishandling data vary greatly from country to country. But in any case, the impact can be serious-from strict audits to high fines.
Data residency is a relatively new term that has emerged in recent years. It mainly focuses on the source of the data or the national residence. This stems from the rise of national regulations on how companies collect, process, and transmit data about citizens of a country.
MSSP can handle complex data defense, privacy and residency issues related to compliance. Your own company may have strong data security control measures, but lack control measures to meet local compliance and privacy rules. Paying close attention to and managing this aspect of the data can take a long time and is too costly. Therefore, many groups use third-party MSSP to complete regular audits of their data.
Use of MSSPs Becoming More Common
The work required to answer the above questions is daunting. The lack of industry experts may make dealing with these challenges more complicated and dangerous. Now entities of all sizes face the same challenges. This is driving more MSSP outsourcing, which can fully manage the data life cycle, simplify critical data control, and process and resolve audits.