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Sookasa Launches 'Compliance-as-a-Service' Tool
Sookasa has introduced
Sookasa Cloud Compliance Service,
a "compliance-as-a-service" tool that helps educational institutions maintain
FERPA compliance by encrypting files on cloud services and mobile devices.
When faculty and staff use cloud services such as Dropbox or Google to store
sensitive files, those files are duplicated across multiple devices and shared
folders, creating challenges for FERPA compliance. "The accelerating Bring Your
Own Technology (BYOT) trend is expanding data leak and breach challenges, since
sensitive data is being shared across a plethora of cloud-connected devices on a
massive scale," said David Monahan, research director of security and risk
management at Enterprise Management Associates, in a prepared statement.
Sookasa aims to help solve this problem by encrypting sensitive files and
using cloud-based key management to restrict file access to authorized people.
The process is transparent to the authorized users and lets them use cloud
services on their mobile device more securely. Then, "even if an employee loses
a device or mistakenly shares data with an unauthorized third party, the data is
always protected since it remains encrypted," according to information from the
Key features of Sookasa Cloud Compliance Service include:
- Self-service turnkey encryption and compliance;
- Bank-grade AES 256-bit file encryption;
- Cloud-based key management to restrict file access;
- Dashboard for controlling and auditing access to data across users,
devices and files;
- Ability to revoke access permissions for any user or device in real
- Transparent file encryption and auditing for end-users.
Further information about Sookasa Cloud Compliance Service can be found on
the company's site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].