Global Data Diaries | October 29, 2021

Updated: Apr 6

View from Peter Lancos, CEO

"Welcome to another edition of eXate's Global Data Diaries series, a fortnightly blog series that aims to bring you the latest news, tips and insights from the world of data privacy.

This week, we discuss Data Loss Prevention (DLP), which is defined as a set of guidelines and technologies that detect potential data breaches thereby ensuring the protection of an organisation’s data.


Most organisations hold valuable (and vulnerable!) information such as financial data, as well as customer and employee information. Each individual’s data is constantly at risk from threats such as phishing, ransomware attacks, malware attacks and data breaches. Many surveys are exposing the number of data breaches that are affecting the industry. "Data breaches remain one of top risks to companies today," said Mordecai Rosen, CEO, Digital Guardian. "Recent headlines serve as an unsettling reminder that even the world's largest and most influential companies aren't immune from that threat. Additionally, Code42 2021 Data Exposure Report reveals that employees today are 85% more likely to leak files than they were pre-pandemic."


This is why data classification and DLP continue to be crucial elements of a holistic cybersecurity system. Data loss prevention addresses the following bottlenecks of most organisations: personal information protection; compliance; intellectual property (IP) protection and data visibility.


DLP is one of the hard problems eXate solves. Read more about the hard problems we solve here and about our Privacy Enhancing Techniques (PETs) on our PETs page.

 

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