Understanding where your data is, how sensitive it is, and who has access to it, are as pivotal to managing risk and protecting access to information as knowing who your users are.

The challenge that many organizations face when setting out to implement data access governance and assign accountability is just that: you cannot manage or control what you cannot see.

Compounding the challenge for actionable visibility is that much of sensitive data is in unstructured formats, residing in file shares with inconsistent access policies and distributed across the organization’s infrastructure.

Effectively managing and governing access to data is a key component of any IAM program. Classifying unstructured data through discovery, assigning risk based on sensitivity, and implementing access policy based on entitlements are critical first step towards implementing a consistent and transparent data access governance strategy.


Based on a focused discovery process, Cyber Sentinel’s Unstructured Data Governance Advisory Services delivers a risk heat map based on where sensitive data resides, where access entitlements are too broad and generates a set recommended approaches for remediation.

Whether you have a full-blown IAM program with all the bells and whistles or if you are just getting started, the value of knowing where your most sensitive of data is stored and who has access to it is a great investment and can significantly reduce risk for your organization.


  • Identify Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and understand your risks of exposure
  • Use discovery and scan sample results as a basis to analyze vulnerabilities and to formulate next steps
  • Leverage the reports to clearly illustrate the risk and fund future projects