Does Your Backup Environment Support Compliance Mandates?

By March 05, 2020 Cyber Security

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Data breaches can come at an enormous cost: lost business continuity, loss of reputation and customer confidence, and time and resources required to recover. Like never before, it’s critical for enterprises to manage and protect their data according to a set of common policies – not only as a weapon against cybercrime, but also to minimize the risk associated with audit, compliance, and governance violations.

In addition to their own internal governance policies, organizations around the world now operate under at least one governmental data security mandate. Some of the major ones include:

Violating these measures can have severe consequences

In fact, almost 70% of all companies now see audit verification and compliance mandates as a major driver for corporate spending.[1] Furthermore, Forbes estimates that major U.S. and U.K. businesses have spent a whopping $9 billion in preparation for GDPR compliance.[2]

Even with all that spending, many companies are struggling with compliance and many have their work cut out for them to ensure that sensitive data is fully protected. Consider these numbers:

  • According to a 2019 Varonis study, 53% of surveyed companies reported that 22% of their folders were available to every employee, exposing more than 1,000 sensitive files.[3]
  • By December 2018, only 50% of surveyed companies believed they were GDPR compliant[4], and the GDPR reported fines totaling $63 million in its first year.[5]

Take audit and compliance seriously with a solution able to support your requirements

At Cobalt Iron, we understand how daunting it is to keep up with constantly evolving standards and regulations. With more stringent regulation comes a greater need for secure, efficient, and cost-effective enterprise data protection. But staying compliant doesn’t have to interfere with business agility.

That’s where our Compass enterprise SaaS backup platform comes in. With the Cyber Shield security features built into Compass, we can help you keep your data under control to minimize risk, not only from cybercrime but from potential audit requirements, compliance, and governance violations.

Those features include:

  • End-to-end encryption
  • Data protection in transport, at rest, and at source
  • Customer-controlled security certificates
  • Comprehensive audit trails to support governance
  • Audit exception handling triggers notification and review process
  • Two-factor authentication

Building your net for the net

With new threats emerging every day, the risks of not securing files is more dangerous than ever. Data can be a tremendous asset, but it can also be a tremendous liability if it is not managed according to a set of policies. At the same time, managing constantly evolving standards is a feat most organizations don’t have the skills or resources to do right.

With Compass, customers can sleep well knowing all of their data is backed up with end-to-end encryption, ensuring security best practices and compliance. Our Cyber Shield technology makes it possible.


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[1] Security Priorities Study, IDG, 2018
[2] “The GDPR Racket: Who’s Making Money From This $9bn Business Shakedown,” Oliver Smith, Forbes, May 2018.
[3] 2019 Data Risk Report, Varonis
[4] IAPP-EY Annual Governance Report, 2018
[5] GDPR Fines After One Year: Key Takeaways for Business, GDPR, 2019

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