Data Security Policy & Governance

Digital certificate solutions to ensure compliance with data security policies & regulatory governance

A data security policy helps provide an organization with the framework to operate its business and protect its customers without interruption or damage from malicious actors.

Depending on the nature of the compliance requirements in your industry related to regulations and governance, some policies may be more complex than others. An organization may also require stricter policies, depending on its tolerance for risk.


Whether you are a healthcare provider protecting the confidentiality of patient data, a merchant maintaining a secure environment for processing, storing or transmitting credit card data, or a business with internal policies designed to proactively protect valuable information, you need to prevent outages and breaches that could result in irreparable damage to your enterprise.

A data security policy is only as effective as its lowest common denominator. Even a single attack vector allows for the establishment of a breach target within a company’s digital perimeter. Digital identity serves as a basis for enabling the strong authentication, encryption and signing used to strengthen IT operating policies and procedures.

Meeting data security policy and governance requirements is a known struggle

Issues and problems that provide obstacles to a successful implementation often include:

  • Critical systems and sensitive data protected with plain-text passwords;
  • Decrypted sensitive data remaining on multiple devices or in public locations;
  • Limitations within some devices restricting the ability to enforce policy;
  • Systems set up by individual users or groups residing “off-grid” making monitoring and enforcing for policy adherence difficult;
  • A regulatory environment that is often shifting with increasingly strict requirements;
  • New technologies having unforeseen security risks; and
  • Application code that is either not signed or signed in a manner that is untrusted exposing security risks.

How can CSS assist you with data security policy and governance?

Using CSS software and services, our customers have been able to easily, effectively and efficiently:

  • Enforce policies with trusted digital certificates;
  • Grant or limit access to critical systems for personal and corporate-owned devices;
  • Limit access to email, attachments and line-of-business applications to authorized users from authorized devices;
  • Enable S/MIME on email communication within critical groups or projects;
  • Allow Mac computers to use auto-enrollment for non-exportable certificates and keys;
  • Encrypt data in motion or at rest, based on specific sensitivity and classification requirements;
  • Generate private keys on devices themselves to ensure non-repudiation for regulatory and legal validity;
  • Discover, inventory and manage CAs, certificates and Java KeyStores in use on your network; and
  • Implement and centralize certificates used for code-signing required to align with your security policy and discourage rogue versions.

 Overcome data security policy and governance issues:

Certificate Management System (CMS): 

Certificate Management System (CMS):

Implementing solutions that can help meet and exceed security policies is critical. The CSS Certificate Management System (CMS) simplifies the identification, cataloging, monitoring, issuance and revocation of digital certificates across multiple platforms throughout the certificate lifecycle. CMS, as software or as a component of managed services, is uniquely designed and implemented to address the individual certificate environment of every customer.


CSS professional and managed services empower your business to successfully issue your own trusted digital certificates, or offload the management to our experts: 

Organizations in need of creating trusted digital certificates turn to CSS to design, implement and manage a trusted manage the environment independently.

CSS helps companies minimize risk, improve business outcomes: 

Using privately trusted certificates, generated at no incremental cost, allows enterprises to implement multi-factor authentication, encryption and digital signing. This technology improves the security posture of an organization, providing protection from internal and external threats. CMS spans multiple platforms and technologies (including iOS, Android, Windows, MAC/OS, Linux, Java KeyStore and Entrust as well as almost all networking, Wi-Fi and perimeter device manufacturers) while providing a single pane of glass for management and reporting. Additionally, the unique issuance capability of CMS across almost any device or operating system allows an organization to consistently extend high assurance security practices across the organization, users and client/partner ecosystem.


Data security policy and governance solutions for your industry

Discover how to align digital certificates with your data security policies while exceeding business needs and regulatory requirements.