Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is the process and methodology to detect and prevent the unauthorized transmission or disclosure of sensitive information. At the heart of DLP is a combination of people, processes, and technology. Together, these elements work to help ensure data is utilized in its intended manner.
Implementing a comprehensive DLP program is essential to reduce the risk of exposing sensitive information. Organizations cannot risk the harmful implications due to loss of data or suffer the penalties from a regulatory violation. In today’s business environment, the increased volume of data makes it challenging to efficiently manage new or existing data. Nevertheless, it is a problem that all organizations need to address.
Although some of the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) processes and procedures may appear to be redundant to existing security safeguards, creating a separate program can actually strengthen existing security controls and initiate new methods for detecting data loss. As part of Foundstone’s solution, consultants will conduct an assessment addressing the following eight elements: