Tag Archives: Data Loss Prevention

In the world of technology, paradigms shift quickly.  Not long ago, we focused organizational security efforts on the perimeter of the network.  We assumed that systems would be secure if we could just keep the bad guys outside of the trusted network.  Phishing and malware, however, among other things, proved this to be a false assumption - perimeter defense alone would not be enough. Responses to this often included efforts to seize control of information assets.  Control implied security.   When the cloud stepped onto the stage, lack of organizational control…

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Losing data can be tremendously devastating to a company. It could compromise security, information, and jobs. Today, we will look at twelve actions that a company can take to mitigate the risks of a data breach. These twelve steps, performing a risk analysis, asset identification, and classification, attention to detail, encryption, social networking, compliance, management of personnel, least privilege, solution diversity, tracking mobile devices, data destruction, and testing are essential to helping a company’s security program.   1)  Perform a risk analysis An information security risk assessment is the process…

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The use of SIEM, DLP, and IAM can significantly enhance the capabilities of information security departments. SIEM allows a company to make the access, transfer, and reception of data within the company more apparent and can further improve DLP initiatives in protecting and controlling data within the organization. The advantage of using SIEM, DLP, and IAM within an individual company streamlines the process of protecting vital information and makes the company more efficient. DLP Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a technology that keeps an inventory of data on organizational devices, it tracks…

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Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is one of those terms that is often mentioned but less often defined. The term can be as ambiguous as its scope which can be both large and small. So what is DLP and why does it matter? Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is an effort to reduce the risk of sensitive data being exposed to unauthorized persons. Data is extremely valuable to organizations. Just think of trade secrets, financial information, research data, health information, personal information, source code or credit card numbers and you begin to understand…

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