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Data loss prevention Keeping your sensitive data out of the public domain

Posted. 19.12.2011


Over the last few years, companies in every industry sector around the globe have seen their sensitive internal data lost, stolen or leaked to the outside world.

A wide range of high-profile data loss incidents have cost organisations millions of dollars in direct and indirect costs and have resulted in tremendous damage to brands and reputations. Many different types of incidents have occurred, including the sale of customer account details to external parties and the loss of many laptops, USB sticks, backup tapes and mobile devices, to name just a few. The vast majority of these incidents resulted from the actions of internal users and trusted third parties, and most have been unintentional.

As data is likely one of your organisation’s most valuable assets, protecting it and keeping it out of the public domain is of paramount importance. In order to accomplish this, a number of DLP controls must be implemented, combining strategic, operational and tactical measures.

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