May 27, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

Building an Effective Data Loss Prevention Program

Data is the lifeblood of any organization today, and therefore data loss is a pressing concern for IT teams and the C-suite alike. Data loss has a wide range of causes, from hard drive failures to data leaks by malicious insiders or external hackers. The consequences of data loss also vary widely....
April 21, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Data Classification for Compliance: Looking at the Nuances

Data classification is a critical part of any information security and compliance program. It involves identifying the types of data that an organization stores and processes, and the sensitivity of that data, based on sets of rules. For example, data classification is often used to identify data...
March 27, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

How to Find the Right DLP Approach for Your Organization

For any business, protecting sensitive data is anything but simple. Data volumes are growing rapidly, and all too often, users create confidential files and spread them to unsecure locations. Meanwhile, IT security teams have limited resources and face enormous pressure, since the both company’s...
March 27, 2020 | Russell Smith

Sensitive Data Discovery Tools You’ll Want to Check Out

Data breaches are being reported in the news on an almost daily basis. And with new compliance regulations, like GDPR, being introduced on a regular basis, discovering and classifying data is becoming an increasingly important task for organizations of all types and sizes. But data classification...
February 25, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

eDiscovery Terms Explained

Electronic discovery (eDiscovery or e-discovery) is critical to a variety of legal processes and compliance with regulatory mandates. To work together effectively, IT pros and legal teams need a common understanding of e-discovery terms, including both legal nomenclature and related technical...
November 19, 2019 | Jonathan Hassell

SharePoint eDiscovery: eDiscovery Center, Discovery and Hold

When faced with a legal action, organizations need to find and preserve documents and other data that might be relevant, not matter where it might be buried in the IT infrastructure business. When SharePoint is one of your information repositories, you need a way of discovering relevant information...
November 6, 2019 | Russell Smith

Microsoft File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) Explained

Understanding what data you have and where it is located is a critical step in complying with industry and government regulations, like the European Union’s GDPR directive. Microsoft introduced the File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) in Windows Server 2008 R2 to help organizations...
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