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1 Copyright © 2014 STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc.. All rights reserved. | STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc. The Unstructured Data Challenge 1

2 Copyright © 2014 STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc.. All rights reserved. | Who is STEALTHbits? 2 For over a decade, STEALTHbits has been a trusted partner to the world’s largest organizations, and some of the smallest too. STEALTHbits is a “roll up our sleeves” organization that gets the job done – an important trait in difficult times when the stakes have never been higher clients across 5 continents 5 out of the top 6 Global Financials OEM’ed by Gartner’s Leading IAM platforms Integrated w/ biggest names in technology 96% Customer Retention Rate 65% Techs Self-funded since day 1

3 Copyright © 2014 STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc.. All rights reserved. |3 Premier Customers Technology Partners

4 Copyright © 2014 STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc.. All rights reserved. | Agenda What is Unstructured Data? Why should Unstructured Data be at the top of your list of security concerns? What challenges are you going to face in trying to secure your Unstructured Data? What can you do today to begin mitigating your risk? What should you be thinking about tomorrow to control access to Unstructured Data permanently?

5 Copyright © 2014 STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc.. All rights reserved. | What is Unstructured Data? Technically Speaking – Data that lacks a defined structure, unlike structured data that fits into the traditional database row and column paradigm Non-Technical Translation – “Human-generated” Data – Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and other data types that reside on File Shares, in Collaboration Portals (i.e. SharePoint) on Desktops and Servers White Paper Download ‘Getting Unstructured Data Under Control for Security & Compliance’ -Randy Franklin Smith unstructured-data-under-control-white-paper

6 Copyright © 2014 STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc.. All rights reserved. | Challenges Understanding risk exposed by insider access to data Establishing business data ownership to ensure proper access oversight Gaining full insight to how access is granted to all organizational data Impacts Rogue Barclays employee uses access to defunct line of business data to sell customer info for profit Hospital employee accesses hundreds of patient records even though they weren’t under their care Improperly configured access leads to massive data breach

7 Copyright © 2014 STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc.. All rights reserved. | Unstructured Data - What You Know 80% of an organization’s data is unstructured (dark data) There is a lot of it 650% growth predicted in next 5 years It is growing fastSecurity is critical % of that data is sensitive

8 Copyright © 2014 STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc.. All rights reserved. | Unstructured Data - What You Don’t Know Ownership – 91% of organizations lack a process to determine data ownership Who has access to what? – 76% of organizations are unable to determine who has access to their data The Risk – Audit & Regulatory Fines SOX/PCI/MAS – Sensitive Data Leakage Brand damage – Inability to Execute IAM / IAG DLP

9 Copyright © 2014 STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc.. All rights reserved. | Access Today Windows File Systems EMC/Isilon & NetApp NAS SharePoint NFS & UNIX Active Directory & LDAP NIS Local Users & Groups SharePoint Windows File Systems EMC/Isilon & NetApp NAS Local Users & Groups NFS & UNIX SharePoint Admins AD Admins UNIX Admins Helpdesk Admins Business Data Owners? Access has grown organically with the infrastructure Granting access is a matrix operation No one knows the whole story

10 Copyright © 2014 STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc.. All rights reserved. | What has IAM done for Unstructured Data? Focus on applications – Connectors are king With unstructured data, there is nowhere to connect – Scale of the problem too large – Too many file stores IAM HRERPData?CRM

11 Copyright © 2014 STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc.. All rights reserved. | What can you do today? Discover where Unstructured Data Exists – Close the door on Open Access Open Access Remediation (File Shares & SharePoint Sites) Identify your Local Administrators and recertify their access Clean-up your Mess – Active Directory Clean-up Stale Groups, Users, Computers Toxic Conditions (Circular, Deep-level, Improper Nesting) Attribute Incompleteness Find the data that poses the greatest risk – Sensitive Data Discovery Compliance data, PII (Customer and Employee data), Trade Secrets, etc.

12 Copyright © 2014 STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc.. All rights reserved. | What should you be thinking about tomorrow? Understand where Active Directory Groups have access – Determine whether or not they still need access – Transform your Security Model (Resource-based Groups) – Assign Owners/Data Custodians Put a Data Access Governance Program in place – Integrate Unstructured Data with Identity & Access Management platforms – Perform regular Entitlement Reviews – Implement Self-Service Access Requests Monitor Activity – Understand how access is changing and who is accessing the data – Track Anomalies and/or Suspicious Activity

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