Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Organizations need to protect sensitive information such as financial data, proprietary data, and personal information from inappropriate sharing.

Data loss prevention (DLP) refers to the practice of protecting sensitive data from unauthorised access, leakage, or destruction and to reduce risk.


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DLP should be an essential component of your business's data security strategy, as it helps to prevent data breaches, comply with regulations, and safeguard the reputation and trust of customers and stakeholders.

BMIT has years of experience helping businesses to build resilience in the face of cyberthreats and how to protect data from leakage and loss from both and internal threat actors.

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What is DLP?

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DLP works by identifying, monitoring, and protecting sensitive data across various locations and devices, such as on-premises systems, cloud services, email servers, mobile devices, and web applications. DLP uses a combination of technologies and techniques to detect and prevent data leakage. These include:

Data classification and sensitivity labelling
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Discover and know your data
Track and audit data usage and flows
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Preventive measures to stop or mitigate data loss

DLP can help prevent cyberattacks (phishing, malware, ransomware, or denial-of-service attacks), insider risk (theft, sabotage) and human error (misconfiguration, unintentional deletion, device loss).

Endpoint data loss prevention

Endpoint DLP involves implementing security measures at the device or endpoint level to prevent data loss, theft, or unauthorised access, especially in environments where employees use multiple devices and work remotely. How can you achieve Endpoint DLP:

Monitoring and controlling data usage: Restrict data copying, printing, or emailing, and enforce policies such as blocking access to unauthorised USB devices or cloud storage services.

Detecting and preventing data exfiltration: Block sensitive information in real-time, such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, or other personally identifiable information.

Enforcing device-level security: Enforce password policies, installing security updates and patches, and configuring firewalls and antivirus software.


Data Leakage Protection measures

DLP technologies can help your organisation prevent accidental or intentional data leaks by monitoring and controlling the flow of information.

DLP solutions can include software, hardware, and policies that detect and prevent data leakage in various ways, such as content filtering, endpoint protection, and network monitoring.

DLP policies can define rules and exceptions that govern how sensitive data is handled, stored, and shared within an organization.

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DLP and how it benefits your business

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Comply with various regulations and standards
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Safeguard your reputation and trust among your customers and stakeholders
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Avoid incidents that result in financial losses, penalties, legal fees, fines, remediation costs, or compensation claims
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Protect your intellectual property and trade secrets from malicious actors, competitors and cybertheft

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