The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (or GLB) also known of as the Financial Services Modernization Act applies to US financial institutions and governs the handling of non-public personal information. One of many items called for by the act are basic requirements for protecting customer financial records and other personal information.
Specifically, Section 501(b) of the GLB requires financial institutions to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of non-public customer information through “administrative, technical and physical safeguards”. It also requires each financial institution to implement a comprehensive written information security program that includes administrative, technical and physical safeguards appropriate to the size, complexity and scope of activities of the institution. This includes:
For organizations affected by the standard, these requirements, combined referenced requirements under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act – section 36, result in the need to:
Vormetric provides key portions of the solution to these problems, providing security controls that enable organizations to safeguard and audit the integrity of customer records and information against a broad range of threats against data. Vormetric supports these activities across widespread heterogeneous infrastructures that include virtualized environments, cloud and big data implementations as well as within traditional data centers.
The combination of encryption, integrated key management and access controls meets the needs for creating and maintaining access controls to customer records and information. Only authorized personnel and programs see decrypted information, while all others have no access to the data. Security intelligence information from Vormetric details who accesses data, leaving a clear audit trail, and enables extended security controls warranted by today’s threat environment for recognizing compromised accounts when combined with a SIEM or Big Data for Security implementation.
Vormetric Transparent Encryption provides file and volume level data-at-rest encryption and integrated, secure key management with a best practices implementation. Access controls and data access monitoring information extend protection by limiting data access to only personnel and programs authorized to do so, and provide the security intelligence information required to identify accounts that may represent a threat because of a malicious insider, or a compromise of account credentials by malware.
Vormetric Application Encryption adds another layer of protection, enabling organizations to easily build encryption capabilities into internal applications at the field and column level.
Vormetric Key Management enables centralized management of encryption keys for other environments and devices including KMIP compatible hardware, Oracle and SQL Server TDE master keys and digital certificates.
This single platform solution to multiple data protection needs helps organizations meet compliance requirements with low TCO and an easy-to-deploy, centrally managed infrastructure and solution set.
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