Gartner® Innovation Insight: Data Security Posture Management (DSPM)

Organizations are rapidly changing how their businesses access data across clouds. They want to easily answer the question of what data is stored where, who can access the data, and how data assets are configured. However, discovering and protecting cloud data is a difficult problem due to the proliferation of repositories of data sources across infrastructures. Security teams are looking for a DSPM solution that helps them identify the most important security and privacy risks and fix cloud data exposure before it becomes a costly breach. 

In this report Gartner offers insights and recommendations for evaluating and adopting DSPM solutions to secure your cloud data. 

We recommend you read the report to learn: 

  • Why there is an urgency to identify and locate previously unknown data repositories. 

  • How the Data Security Governance (DSG) framework can help balance business needs and risks. 

  • Key requirements of DSPM solutions and the business impact of assessing data sensitivity, data residency, and access to structured and unstructured data. 

  • Benefits of DSPM solutions, including visibility into data, monitoring of indicators of risks that could lead to breaches or incidents. 

  • Recommendations for security and risk management leaders of applications and data, including how to evaluate DSPM solutions

Gartner, Innovation Insight: Data Security Posture Management, 28 March 2023, Brian Lowans, Joerg Fritsch, Andrew Bales. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 

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