Everton tackles data security with Everycloud Security
Faced with a huge quantity of sensitive confidential information – from contract negotiations and players’ medical data to personal details belonging to the club’s global fan base – Everton FC required a solution which would keep this highly sensitive data secure in the cloud and ensure personal data remained private.
Keen to understand its cloud security stance, Everton FC undertook a detailed Cloud Risk Assessment with EveryCloud to reveal which services were used in the business, as well as the benefits of using cloud access security broker (CASB) technology.
We used the patented Netskope Active Platform, which provides context-aware governance of all cloud usage in the enterprise in real time, whether accessed from the corporate network, remotely, or from a mobile app or sync client. Armed with this information, security professionals can understand risky activities, protect sensitive data, stop online threats, and respond to incidents in a way that fits how people work today.
With Netskope Active Platform, Everton FC now has complete visibility into cloud usage, and the ability to react immediately to keep data secure, mitigating cloud security risks and reducing regulatory exposure. By eliminating the risk of staff members uploading or sharing sensitive data in unsanctioned cloud services without IT’s knowledge, Everton FC employees can work securely from any location and on any device without compromising the club’s highly sensitive data.
This enables Everton FC to demonstrate best business practice by not only proactively protecting confidential data while enabling the club’s cloud-first strategy but also ensuring compliance with the incoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
“Data security is a key priority for the club,” said Phil Davies, ICT manager at Everton FC. “Information on players and their contracts is a vital asset for us and fans also entrust us with their data, including personally identifiable information. We take this responsibility seriously so we’re keen to provide employees with the right tools to boost productivity without compromising on security.”
Keith Purves, co-founder at EveryCloud UK: “It’s very positive to see a club like Everton FC taking strong, proactive measures to protect its most important data, and we hope other clubs will recognise the very real risk and follow suit. Netskope’s solution was a perfect match for Everton’s requirements to keep sensitive data secure while enabling employees to work in a productive manner on any device.”