History of Exonar
The Exonar platform was originally created to provide a cybersecurity solution for the defence sector, who hold critically sensitive government and security information. Following the breach of 2 million documents from a defence organisation, its partners and the government had to be notified as to what exactly had been stolen. The department employed 9 people for 9 months to determine this, and they failed to identify the exact documents and information that had been lost. Exonar was called in to pick up where they left off and within 21 days, a full report was issued detailing the nature and characteristics within the lost data bundle. Exonar answered not only how the data was taken, but what data was taken. After breach remediation was carried out, the Exonar platform was then deployed by the client so that they were able to have 100% visibility over where their information was and what it contained. By doing this, they encompassed all of their information security efforts and left no data exposed to any further risk.
Using this case study as an example, Exonar was able to identify sensitive information in a top secret environment to enhance information security. It then became apparent that other information and documentation could potentially be sensitive. With the introduction of GDPR and now the CCPA, organisations quickly realised that personal and commercial information held internally should be treated in the same way.
As well as Exonar answering the question ‘I just don’t know what data I’ve got’, an increasing number of organisations are deploying the Exonar platform to address a number of other challenges.