Despite the focus on malicious hacking, employee misuse of data was the cause of one in five security incidents, or the third most common cause, according to the Verizon Data Breach report (2015). Nearly half of employees admit to emailing work to their personal email accounts, and nearly one in five have given partners or customers sensitive corporate information without first checking with their manager.
Data loss prevention is a mature technology designed to detect and if necessary, prevent the copying or transmission of sensitive information out of the corporate network. A comprehensive data loss prevention suite will look at data in different states and different locations, including:
Implementing an effective data loss prevention strategy is much more involved than simply installing software and appliances into an existing network. However, not implementing an effective prevention strategy can result in a system that disrupts legitimate work processes and encourages users to circumvent controls.
Through our experience designing and installing data loss prevention systems for our clients, Content Security can:
If you’re struggling with an existing data leak prevention system or you would like to reduce the risk of employee misuse of data, contact us for an obligation free consultation.
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