November 27, 2020

Protect IP during employee offboarding with Cyberhaven

Cyberhaven helps Willdan ensure pricing and technical solutions are not leaked and remote file sharing is thorougly monitored.

Why Willdan loves Cyberhaven

The customer

Willdan is a nationwide provider of professional technical and consulting services to utilities, government agencies, and private industry.

The solution

Cyberhaven traces all data activity from its origin, such as customer repository files, and records all the locations where data was stored.

The challenge

Willdan must respond efficiently to sensitive historical data access requests when employees leave while maintaining control of sensitive data.

The benefits

Willdan is able to monitor data movement and spot red flags early, preventing data loss, while also driving behavioral change by educating employees.

Key outcomes

  • 100%

    Coverage of sensitive data

  • 98%

    Reduced investigation time

About Willdan

Willdan is a nationwide provider of professional technical and consulting services to utilities, government agencies, and private industry. Willdan’s service offerings span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include electric grid solutions, energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, and municipal financial consulting. Willdan works with major utilities to help small businesses save electricity. For over 55 years, Willdan has delivered industry-leading engineering and energy solutions that have transformed government and commerce — having implemented over 100 utility programs and served 230,000 small business, healthcare, hospitality, and education customers nationwide.

Willdan competes by submitting bids on a variety of projects. Both the pricing and the technical solutions proposed are a competitive advantage that Willdan cannot afford to lose in this market. Willdan has suffered difficult business cycles and unfortunately has seen what the stress of potential job loss does to employees. Willdan reached out to Cyberhaven to help them protect their business data and provide a tool to transparently monitor employees.

In their own words

“Cyberhaven has provided unprecedented visibility to employee activities so that we can protect our intellectual property and customer data.”

Behzad Behtash Director of IT

The challenge

Willdan depends on a lean team for both IT and Security. They needed an inexpensive employee and data monitoring solution that would be easy to install, require “zero” management intervention, and be able to transparently monitor 1,000 employees.

Critical success factors
• Respond to sensitive historical data access requests when employees leave.
• Monitor remote file sharing while maintaining control of sensitive data.
• Support regulatory compliance efforts.

Cyberhaven solution

As a SaaS product, Cyberhaven was easy to deploy across endpoints and the cloud to provide immediate visibility into all data activity at Willdan. Willdan was able to quickly install the sensors on user endpoints. Immediately, Cyberhaven started tracing all data activity from its origin — for example, in the customer repository files. Cyberhaven was able to record all the locations that Willdan’s data traveled to and was stored in across multiple users.

Key benefits

Cyberhaven enabled Willdan to monitor data movement and spot red flags early, preventing data loss. Willdan can drive behavioral change amongst employees and educate them on the importance of maintaining data security.

• Fully operational within 14 days
• A single solution for all data protection needs
• No additional capital expenditures

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