Exploring the ESG "Outside-In" Confidential Data Security Model

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Executive Summary

Confidential data resides everywhere - from locked-down data centers to mobile devices - and is increasingly accessed by a wide range of constituents - from employees to contractors and business partners. How can CIOs and CISOs possibly secure confidential data when it is in a constant state of motion? The ESG "Outside-In" data security model seeks to put confidential data security in context by anchoring data security to risk metrics, categorizing risk zones, and recommending security controls. This requires a greater focus on distributed data and controls like endpoint DLP. When properly and consistently applied, ESG believes that the "Outside-In" security model can help organizations improve confidential data security, mitigate information risk.

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