- The Data Security Alliance was established to tackle a prevalent issue where data duplicates are frequently shared across various clouds without proper monitoring by the IT department or security operations center.
- The newly onboarded members of the DSA enhance the alliance’s capabilities in DSPM, empowering customers with a deep understanding of the location of their sensitive data, its accessibility, usage, and storage details.
Recently, Cohesity Inc., a data management solutions provider, revealed an expansion of its Data Security Alliance ecosystem that integrates prominent vendors specializing in data security posture management. Their collaboration aims to discover and pinpoint previously unidentified data repositories, taking steps to mitigate related security and privacy risks.
Cohesity initiated the Data Security Alliance back in November. The alliance initially comprised an extensive roster of security firms, including BigID Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., CrowdStrike Holdings Inc., CyberArk Software Ltd., Okta Inc., Palo Alto Networks Inc., Securonix Inc., Splunk Inc., and Tenable Inc. Additionally, Google LLC’s Mandiant and PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd. participated in the alliance through a security advisory relationship. The DSPM providers newly joining the alliance include Cyera Inc., Dig Security Inc., Normalyze Inc., Sentra Inc., and Securiti Inc.
The alliance was established to tackle a prevalent issue where data copies are frequently shared across various clouds without proper monitoring by the IT department or security operations center. This practice leads to the proliferation of shadow data, posing significant risks to data security, cyber recovery, and compliance measures.
The alliance unites “the boldest solutions and the brightest minds” in the security realm, offering customers a holistic approach that seamlessly incorporates data protection and resilience into a comprehensive end-to-end security strategy. This strategy commences with prevention, extending into early detection and protection, and encompasses rapid recovery, which is crucial in case of cyberattack.
The newly onboarded members of the DSA enhance the alliance’s capabilities in DSPM, empowering customers with a deep understanding of the location of their sensitive data, its accessibility, usage, and storage details. Alliance partners can utilize the Cohesity Data Cloud to assist mutual customers in advancing their security posture.
Integrating Cohesity’s data security and management technology with the advantages of DSPM will enable immediate identification of all data workloads, whether authorized or unauthorized. Additionally, it will offer assessments regarding data workloads containing sensitive information, often a target for malicious actors.
Cohesity product group’s Vice President Elad Horn said, “As organizations rapidly move to the public cloud, their data risk and exposure increases in lockstep. We look forward to continuing our partnership with leading DSPM vendors to help our joint customers rapidly identify and protect their most sensitive and business-critical data.”
Cohesity made headlines in May when it extended its collaboration with Google Cloud, introducing Cohesity Turing—an array of artificial intelligence technologies incorporating AI capabilities into data security and management.
In January, Amith Nair, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cloud at Cohesity, emphasized how the evolving ransomware threat landscape transcends mere infrastructure security at the edge, necessitating measures beyond firewalls and networking layers.