Surely, they have all the intelligence at their disposal, but despite everything, human beings have failed rather sensationally at not making mistakes. This dynamic has already been proven quite a few times throughout our journey, with each testimony practically forcing us to look for a defensive cover. We will, however, solve our conundrum in the most fitting fashion, and we’ll do so by bringing regulatory bodies into the fold. Having a well-defined authority across each and every area was a game-changer, as it instantly concealed our many shortcomings. Now, such a development was always going to produce some substantial utopia, but it all quickly went up in flames. Talk about what caused this sudden death, the answer has to include technology at the heart of everything. You see, the moment technology got its layered nature to take over the scene, it allowed people an unprecedented chance at exploiting others for their own benefit. In case this didn’t sound bad enough, the whole runner soon began to materialize on such a massive scale that it expectantly overwhelmed our governing forces and sent them back to square one. After a long spell in the middle of nowhere, though, the regulatory contingent finally seems ready to make a comeback. This has turned more and more evident over the recent past, and a newly-raised funding does a lot to keep that trend alive and kicking.
SGNL.ai, a company known for developing enterprise authorization software, has successfully secured over $12 million in seed financing. Led by Costanoa Ventures, the round saw further participation coming from the likes of Fika Ventures, Moonshots Capital, and Resolute Ventures. According to certain reports, the company plans on dedicating the cash injection towards further development of its core products, while also investing a chunk in refining the famous SGNL’s solution. Apart from that, it is looking to use some money to facilitate a recruitment drive for handling an expected surge in the business. The surge we are referring to is even apparent in a Gartner report, which states how organizations running cloud infrastructure services will suffer a minimum of 2,300 violations of least privilege policies, basically meaning when a user is given privileges above what they need to do their job, per account each year by 2024. These concerns are only solidified by an IMB report that focuses on average global cost of a data breach reaching a record $4.24 million in 2021, almost 10% higher than what it was back in 2019. Hence, SGNL.ai, with its resource talk renewed, will be hoping to spearhead our charge against the stated problem. As for how it will manage that on a granular level, the company will treat enterprise data on a “just-in-time” basis, therefore letting employees access it only on the grounds of business context, such as business needs or justifications.
Beyond that, SGNL.ai is expected to bolster its effort to unify existing systems-of-record such as corporate directories, HR directories, customer relationship management platformsm, and ticketing systems. This should help the companies in preparing a graph of workforce and customer data that can be used to determine dynamic access rights. Of course, the stated rights can also be audited in real-time so to make it easier for managers to produce compliance reports and analyze historical authorizations.
“The pandemic and broader shift in working patterns — hybrid, remote work, extended workforces, etc. — makes the problem of authorization and access management more urgent for the enterprise. The modern workforce is no longer operating from inside a corporate firewall using only on-premise applications. This creates ideal conditions for bad actors to exploit overly broad ambient access rights to attack the enterprise … SGNL’s platform helps contain the blast radius by reducing ambient access and determining access to sensitive data on a just-in-time basis,” said Scott Kriz, CEO of SGNL.ai.