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September 2, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Data Loss Prevention: What It Is, Why It Matters and How to Get Started

No organization is immune to data security threats. But as your IT environment becomes more complex — for example, through the adoption of cloud technologies — it’s even harder to implement the data protection you need to protect your business. Many organizations struggle to protect critical...
July 17, 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....
July 17, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

10 Best Practices Essential for Your Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Policy

Every organization, regardless of size or industry, needs a data loss prevention (DLP) strategy to prevent data from being improperly accessed or deleted. The strategy should focus on the protection of valuable, sensitive or regulated data, such as medical records, financial data and intellectual...
July 17, 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...
October 16, 2020 | Jonathan Hassell

Managing Office 365 DLP (Data Loss Prevention)

Data loss prevention (DLP) is an intelligent service that’s part of Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) in Microsoft 365. It looks for messages, files and other documents that contain sensitive information, and applies the policies you configure about what can and cannot be done with that...
March 27, 2019 | Alex Vovk

Cryptolocker: When Antivirus Cannot Help

There is currently much talk about Cryptolocker and other kinds of ransomware. Cryptolocker is such kind of malicious program that, once it is active, starts encrypting files it can access on a local system or on network shares and then threatens to hold your data hostage until you pay. Users...
October 19, 2020 | Richard Muniz

UPS Devices, SOX and Other Disasters

Return the Princess of Darkness. I had been asked by management to give them (meaning the SOX auditors or Demons straight from Hell, depending on how you want to address them) the nickel tour of the datacenters.  There were a lot of questions, many of which will filter their way into future...
October 29, 2019 | Brian Keith Winstead

5 Security and Compliance Improvements with Exchange 2013 SP1

Microsoft released service pack 1 (SP1) for Exchange Server 2013 in February, ahead of the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in Austin, Texas. Many companies refuse to consider upgrading before the release of SP1, when it’s believed the product is finally “finished”, while other...
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