Sensitive Data Governance Mythology

Not only is October the official start to the spooky season, it’s also Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

So let’s shine the light in dark corners, hidden passages, and creepy basements (DON’T GO DOWN THERE!) to expose the biggest risks to your organization’s most important information.

We call it Sensitive Data Governance Mythology, and for the next five weeks we’ll spotlight the most nefarious creatures and seemingly magical artifacts threatening your critical data. Check back weekly to discover each myth but fear not! Spirion will be at your side with weapons and shields to fight back and protect against these dark forces. Onward!


Shroud of Data Invisibility

Type: Magical Artifact
Origin: As Old as Data Itself
Description: This enchanted veil literally comes between you and protecting your most important data. Expansive, it covers all your information from view, putting it at greater risk of attack. Because you can’t protect what you can’t see.

Vulnerability: Automated Data Discovery

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Wizard of Data Confusion

Type: Magical Being
Origin: Dawn of Information Age
Description: This magic user wasn’t very powerful when data first started to be digitized. But now that most business-critical and personal information is stored on
expansive networks around the world, his spells of confusion wreak havoc on an organization’s ability to know what data needs to be protected.

Vulnerability: Data Classification


Dark Data Cave

Type: Magical Dwelling
Origin: Age of Rapid Data Expansion
Description: When data becomes unorganized, untagged, and otherwise unused it’s swallowed deep inside this dark dwelling— making it very difficult to know it’s there and exposed to attack.

Vulnerability: Proper Data Hygiene

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Two-Faced Data Demon

Type: Shape-shifting Being
Origin: Rise of Computing Systems
Description: This deceptive demon wears the guise of a trustworthy employee, but when no one is watching it takes advantage of the data chaos caused by its
mythology counterparts to access, misuse or steal sensitive information for its own selfish reasons.

Vulnerability: Data Security Posture Management


Eternal Hacker Horde

Type: Rapidly Duplicating Army
Origin: Golden Age of the Cloud
Description: The war to protect sensitive data is a never-ending series of battles. That’s because a horde of malevolent hackers is always looking for a hole in your defenses to make their attack. Take one out and more will duplicate right behind them.

Vulnerability: Spirion’s Sensitive Data Governance Framework

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