Data Loss Prevention
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is the practice of detecting and preventing data breaches, exfiltration, or unwanted destruction of sensitive data. Organizations use DLP to protect and secure their data and comply with regulations.
Causes of Data Leaks
many cyber attacks have sensitive data as their target. Attackers penetrate the security perimeter using techniques like phishing, malware, or code injection and gain access to sensitive data.
a malicious insider, or an attacker who has compromised a privileged user account, abuses their permissions and attempts to move data outside the organization.
many data leaks occur as a result of employees who lose sensitive data in public, provide open Internet access to data, or fail to restrict access per organizational policies.