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Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)

A structured and systematic approach to DLP
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The increasing adoption of collaboration platforms, cloud services and social media, which are often accessed using personal devices, has introduced a host of new ways for sensitive data to leak. Due to this, organisations are realising the importance of implementing a Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) programme. The most successful DLP programmes are those supported and championed by executive management.

The consequences of disclosing data to unauthorised entities are more striking than ever before – in part due to more stringent regulatory requirements. By implementing a DLP programme, organisations can significantly reduce the risk of data leakage to protect their reputation, avoid litigation, meet regulatory obligations and protect IP’s.

This briefing paper, provides a structured and systematic approach to implementation that extends beyond simply installing DLP tools and technology. The paper provides the ten key attributes of a successful DLP programme, broken down into 3 phases:

  • Governance
  • Preparation
  • Implementation