Top 5 Data Access Security Trends for 2024

These strategic trends will factor into your business and technology Data Access Security decisions over the next 12 months.

Torsion recommends evaluating the impact and benefit of each of these data security trends to determine which innovations and/or influences will have the most significant impact on your organisation.

In 2023, generative AI took centre stage and whilst it will continue to be a highly discussed topic next year, other key technologies and trends are expected to contribute to solving your most pressing challenges when it comes to securing data access within your organisations.

Here are our top 5 Data Access Security trends to watch out for in 2024:

Data Security Posture Management (DSPM)

First identified by industry analyst Gartner in its 2022 Hype Cycle for Data Security, Data security posture management (DSPM) focuses on three key areas of data security: Data access visibility; Data access and movement; Data protection. It’s all about being aware and understanding where your data lives, who has access to it and how it is being utilised is key in meeting your data security and compliance needs. A Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) solution such as Torsion is a highly automated tool that gives you complete visibility and control of ‘who has access to what’.

Business User Centric Approaches

Ensuring data owners are the ones making the decisions about who should have access to their data, is the only way to ensure Data Access Security decisions are made correctly. There is an expectation of a shift in 2024 to placing control back in the hands of the data owner, away from the IT team who have little way of knowing what information each piece of data contains. Notably, this is the entire premise that Torsion is built on (Torsion moves the responsibility for file sharing and permissions away from the IT team and gives it back to the business users).

Higher Levels of Automation

Business users and organisations need visibility of who has access to what data and the circumstances in which they have it. Only then can they work at keeping it secure. With the exponential amount of data stored in the cloud, the amount of automation required to provide the visibility and control rises also. Automation will also play a key role in placing the role of Data Access Security back in the hands of the data owner, making sure all of the heavy lifting is done behind the scenes so it’s really simple and easy for the owner to do their bit.

Integration, Integration, Integration

No more platforms, screens or logins we hear you cry! The latest Data Access Security solutions and apps will be overlayed in the existing platforms you use, in particular Microsoft 365. Up until now, too many technologies have required a separate interface, making it all too time-consuming to use them effectively. 2024 will all be about streamlining the end user experience and making Data Access Security seriously easy to implement on a day-to-day basis.

Unleashing Collaboration

Microsoft 365 is designed for collaboration but typically many organisations have had to place the brakes on unrestricted sharing due to security concerns. With the right security in place however, 2024 could be the year that unleashes collaboration to its full potential. By taking the steps above to get full visibility of who has access to what, when and why, confidence will rise and you can let rip and collaborate without limits, safe in the knowledge your data access is secure.