DLP helps businesses protect sensitive data, such as financial information, customer data, and intellectual property, from cyber attacks and theft
DLP helps businesses identify and mitigate cyber threats in real-time, preventing data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents.
Businesses must comply with privacy regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to protect your customers' data. DLP can help businesses achieve compliance with these regulations
Data breaches can lead to significant financial losses for businesses, including legal fees, regulatory fines, and lost revenue due to damage to reputation. DLP prevents such losses by stopping data breaches before they happen
Selecting the appropriate DLP is a crucial aspect of an organization's data security strategy. The DLP system monitors data flow within the organization to detect unauthorized access, usage of data, and potential data breaches. Hence, before assessing potential offerings, it's essential to have a clear idea of what the DLP solution aims to achieve.
What goals does the DLP solution intend to accomplish? Is it to prevent general data breaches or provide detailed visibility of data flows?
Will the DLP solution protect against internal, external, or both types of threats? This can impact the deployment locations and necessary visibility of the solution.
In which environments will the DLP solution be deployed? Will it be installed on-premises or in cloud environments?
How will the DLP solution be deployed? As a physical appliance, a virtual machine, or as a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering?
Is content-based or context-based data inspection and classification required, or is the solution primarily looking for general trends and anomalies?
Will the data be classified automatically by the DLP solution based on common classification types, or will users need to classify the data manually?
What data protection laws and regulations apply to the data monitored and processed by this solution, and how will a DLP solution help to meet these requirements and affect compliance audits?
A thorough assessment of the client's current data environment is conducted to identify sensitive data and potential vulnerabilities. This includes identifying the types of data, where that data is located, who has access to the data and how it is being transmitted.
Based on the assessment, a DLP solution is designed that addresses the specific needs of the client including determining the appropriate technologies and processes to be used for data protection, where DLP technologies should be deployed, configuring DLP policies and rules to detect and protect sensitive data.
Once the design is complete, the DLP solution will be implemented. This includes Installing DLP software and endpoint agents, configuring network and endpoint devices, establishing policies and procedures for data protection, testing the DLP.
After the DLP solution is implemented, ongoing monitoring and management are required to ensure that it is effectively protecting sensitive data
Monitoring email communications and attachments to prevent sensitive data from being sent outside of the organization or to unauthorized recipients
Monitoring and protecting data stored in cloud storage platforms such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive
Monitoring and preventing data loss through web applications such as social media, file sharing services, and other web-based platforms
Monitoring and controlling data access and usage in endpoint devices such as laptops, desktops, and mobile devices within the organization
Communicating with the client to understand their requirements and setting the scope of the project.
Based on the requirements, create a detailed plan for the assessment, including the methodology and tools to be used
Designing a customized DLP solution that meets the customer's specific requirements
Implementing the DLP solution, including the installation and configuration of any required software and hardware
Archiving project-related data and officially closing the project
Communicating with the client to ensure that all recommendations are implemented and verifying that the system is secure
After the DLP solution is implemented, test the solution to ensure that it is working as expected