It’s Time to Invest in Data Loss Prevention Consulting Services

by Sumit Goyal Digital Marketing Expert

What is Data Loss Prevention (DLP)? 

Data Loss Prevention can help your organization protect three types of data: data in use, data at motion, and data at rest. Data in use is the data accessed by you when you use a laptop or phone. Data in use applies to data that can be lost when a user copies and pastes business-critical information into an unauthorized area online. Data in motion is data that is being transferred from one place to another. This can be via email, USBs, or in the cloud. Data in place is the data that is already in the environment that it is intended to be placed in.  

Data Loss Prevention is a key security tool to protect your business-critical information. It prevents end-users from moving information outside of the organization. It tracks both data in motion and data in place. This gives your organization an idea of who is accessing your data, where, and when. Any organization that stores, accesses, or shares data online should consider implementing data loss prevention consulting services in their environment to protect their data from leaking or getting stolen.


DLP is Critical Now 


The security industry continues to rapidly evolve. Data is now monitored, blocked, and reported. It is critical to adopt a solution that addresses people, process, and technology challenges. This goes beyond tools such as Vericept and Vontu that have attempted to solve these problems in the past. When you have information moving both within and outside of your organization, it is difficult to know where your data is and who has access to it. Data Loss Prevention Consulting Services ensure that your sensitive data doesn’t get accessed by unauthorized users.


A DLP Assessment can help your organization more tightly control your data and know where it is, from creation to modification, to transport, to storage and destruction. Going through this process will help you monitor your data, whether it is data on your iPhone, email, or spreadsheets. Implementing Data Loss Prevention Consulting Services can help you understand how information moves in and out of your organization. Policies and procedures will be developed to control your data leakage problems.


Conducting a DLP Assessment


During a DLP Assessment the current and ideal state of your data classification and data loss prevention solutions program, access patterns, insight to data aging, and true data ownership based on these patterns, where sensitive data is being stored, what permissions surround this data, and who is accessing the data will be provided. 

At the end of a DLP Assessment, you will receive recommendations to help you optimize the storage within your environment. They will classify existing unstructured data by file, type, use, age, value to the business, etc. Implementing data loss prevention consulting services has proven to help organizations achieve greater return on investment. The cost associated with data being leaked can be very expensive and harmful to your organization's reputation. DLP aims to mitigate the risks associated with data loss by implementing assessments regularly. During a DLP Assessment, you will receive a data classification report, detailing the structure, use, and potential exposure of your valuable data.


Many customers have benefited from implementing data loss prevention consulting services. There is great value in understanding where unstructured data resides in the physical architecture of your environment. Additionally, the assessment will relate unstructured data to its applications, from data lifecycle and application critical perspectives.

A DLP Assessment will typically run for two to four weeks. This will depend on the scope of engagement and how much data or usage metrics are required. The team that implements your DLP Assessment will work to detail the technical requirements including repositories to be scanned and samples of any documents to be collected. They will focus on one to three file share repositories, less than one Terabyte (TB) of total data, and three to four DLP policies.

Once the assessment is completed, you will receive a report detailing what we found in the engagement. This will include remediation paths and next steps to minimize risks. 

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About Sumit Goyal Freshman   Digital Marketing Expert

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