Protect Your Organization
Without Stifling Innovation and Growth

CISOs have their hands full. They need to protect their organizations from threats, but not to the extent that they hinder employee efficiency and productivity. If they make security too onerous, employees will find, and use, unsecure but more efficient workarounds. Rather than mitigate risk, this can result in a data breach, compliance violation, and difficult conversations with the CEO and Board of Directors.

Kiteworks helps CISOs strike the right balance between security and functionality. The Kiteworks Private Content Network (PCN) consolidates third-party communication channels, including email, file sharing, managed file transfer (MFT), SFTP, web forms, and more, to effectively shrink their attack surface. Secured by a self-contained and preconfigured hardened virtual appliance, the Kiteworks PCN protects the PII, PHI, and IP employees send, share, receive, and collaborate on with trusted third parties. Sole encryption key ownership and secure deployment options ensure all sensitive content stays confidential; neither law enforcement agencies nor Kiteworks has access to your private content. The Kiteworks CISO Dashboard provides full visibility into every file coming into and leaving the organization, namely who sent what to whom, when, and how. All file activity is captured into an immutable audit log for anomaly detection at the file level, regulatory compliance, and eDiscovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

CISOs and their organizations should stay up to date with the latest regulatory requirements and standards that are relevant to their respective industries, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). They should also establish strong data governance policies and procedures, conduct regular privacy impact assessments, and implement technical and organizational measures to protect personal data.

To secure public cloud environments, organizations should follow several best practices, including but not limited to using strong authentication and access controls, implementing encryption for data at rest and in transit, and regularly monitoring cloud environments for potential security threats. It is also important to establish a shared responsibility model with cloud providers to ensure that security responsibilities are clearly defined and understood by both the cloud provider and the customer.

Preventing insider threats requires a multifaceted approach that includes background checks and security clearances for employees with access to sensitive data, conducting regular security training for all employees, and monitoring and auditing employee activity on company networks and systems. Implementing access controls, advanced threat protection, and data loss prevention technologies can also help prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data.

CISOs and their organizations can ensure secure sharing of sensitive information across enterprise borders by implementing a variety of security measures. These can include encryption of data in transit and at rest, using secure communication channels, restricting access to sensitive information, and implementing security protocols and procedures that comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

CISOs can significantly mitigate the impact of a cybersecurity incident as long as they are adequately prepared for this inevitable event. CISOs should first develop an incident response plan. This plan should include a thorough list of procedures for identifying the scope and extent of the breach, containing the breach to prevent further data loss, notifying affected stakeholders, and conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of the breach. CISOs should also work to remediate the breach by implementing additional security measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.


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