Top 10 Data Loss Prevention Pitfalls

In this post, we will discuss the top ten reasons many Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Programs fail and how organizations can address those issues to ensure Data Loss Prevention Systems can be leveraged to build a solid foundation for an Information Security program. Doing so will position an organization to build more advanced information protection capabilities like Data Protection in the cloud, and rights management and encryption strategies to protect…

Data Loss Prevention Is Becoming Increasingly Complex

As businesses and organisations incorporate an ever growing number of solutions, platforms and applications into their IT operations, it goes without saying that the scope for data loss, and it’s prevention, rises in tandem.   It’s a drum we have been banging for some time now but two stories in the news this week further highlighted that there is more than one vector for data loss in modern business – and…

The first rule of DLP: know where your sensitive data is

A Ponemon Institute study released this week reported that only 16% of IT security professionals know where sensitive data is located on their organization’s computer systems – leaving the overwhelming majority left guessing where their data loss prevention efforts should be directed. The study surveyed 1,587 IT security professionals whose jobs include helping protect sensitive or confidential structured and unstructured data – with only 7% of respondents knowing the location…

Pentura’s new e-learning portal enables easy DLP

We’ve launched our new e-learning portal, to help businesses educate their staff on the importance of best practice in data security, and the key role employees have in avoiding data breaches.  The portal, LearnwithPentura, features eight e-learning modules covering data security and computing best practice in compliance with ISO27001, the information security standard, and ISO27002, the Code of Practice which sets out that security issues should be addressed at employee…