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Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Data Loss Prevention (DLP):

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a computer security term referring to systems that identify, monitor, and protect data in use (e.g. endpoint actions), data in motion (e.g. network actions), and data at rest (e.g. data storage) through deep content inspection, contextual security analysis of transaction (attributes of originator, data object, medium, timing, recipient/destination and so on) and with a centralized management framework. Systems are designed to detect and prevent unauthorized use and transmission of confidential information. Vendors refer to the term as Data Leak Prevention, Information Leak Detection and Prevention (ILDP), Information Leak Prevention (ILP), Content Monitoring and Filtering (CMF), Information Protection and Control (IPC) or Extrusion Prevention System by analogy to Intrusion-prevention system.


A Value Proposition for IT Security

Section: Research
IT departments are facing three big issues when it comes to protecting the data created and stored on the systems they manage. First, the value of the data is often only realised when it is legitimately shared in some way; second, that sharing is increasingly taking place across public networks and third, the users doing the sharing are doing so on a growing diversity of devices in locations that are convenient to them. Whilst the three issues hel ...   read more

Disaster Recovery in European SMBs

Section: Research
This research report looks at the attitudes of small and mid-sized organisations (with 50 to 250, and 250 to 1000 employees respectively), to disaster recovery (DR), and the role that various IT solutions play. The input was gathered via telephone interviews with 160 small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) across the United Kingdom, France and Germany (see Appendix A for more details).  "Disaster recovery? is a term widely marketed by IT ven ...   read more

Big Data Congress Examines Strategic Challenges

Section: News
The Big Data World Congress is due to take place in London next week on 7 November and will examine all of the issues and challenges faced by companies who are looking for solutions to manage the vast amount of data collected in today's IT environment. The big data event will feature a number of keynote speakers and is designed to provide information on utilising and organising big data, no matter what the size of th ...   read more

Datacenter Technologies Academy Conference

Section: News
The annual Datacenter Technologies Academy conference is to be held in London tomorrow and will bring together leading market suppliers in order to deliver a series of talks on the latest IT solutions. Now in its fifth year in the UK capital, the conference will run educational sessions including some from SNIA Europe as well as customer case studies from some of the leading organisations in the industry. Various topics will be covered on "key technologies” including virtualizat ...   read more

Facebook Team up with Security Vendors

Section: News
Facebook have teamed up with five leading anti-virus vendors to create Facebook Antivirus Marketplace in an attempt to slow the spread of malware around the site. Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos and Symantec are the security firms involved and the new page offers cut price and free antivirus solutions to interested surfers. read more

F-Secure Mobile Threat Report Overview

Section: News
Security experts F-Secure Labs has released its Mobile Threat Report for the first quarter of 2012, which shows that the Android platform continues to be the most attacked in terms of malware, spyware and other threats. The popularity of Android has meant that, historically, we have seen a significant rise in the number of malicious apps developed for the platform. This shows no sign of slowing down as in Q1 of 2011 just 10 new threats were discovered and this number has almost ...   read more

Gartner Survey on IT Security spend in 2012 reveals PCI non-compliance of 18%

Section: News
Even as trends of changes in IT security spending emerged from a recent Gartner Survey on budget outlays for 2012, it bust the story on PCI-conforming businesses, revealing close to 18% are non-compliant in real time. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 2011 (PCI DSS) is a hot-topic for enterprises as their PCI-compliance status is a coveted r ...   read more

LinkedIn Passwords Leaked

Section: News
LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has confirmed that over six million of its user's passwords have been compromised and posted on a Russian web forum. According to a report by the BBC, the post also invites members of the hacking community to help decrypt the encrypted passwords. LinkedIn said that affected users will receive an email advising them that their account has been compromised with a reset password link and instructions on how to do so. Members that have ...   read more

Staples Investigate Payment Card Data Theft

Section: News
Office stationary supply superstore Staples is investigating a pattern of fraudulent transactions after banks traced suspicious activity on cards used at Staples branches in the US. If the claims made in a blog report by revered security expert Brian Krebs prove to be correct, it would make Staples the latest in a long line of retailers in the US that have been successfully targeted by hackers. Krebs, writing in a   read more

ZDNET Identifies 2012’s Technology Trends

Section: News
A webcast on what small businesses could expect in 2012 was recently hosted by ZDNET.  A theme of the webcast was that, “we no longer live in one environment,” and the panel agreed that data and communications should be easily moved across platforms, applications and devices.    Two of the anticipated trends reflected this; the expanded use of smartphones with a tremendous variety of applications, and the ability of businesses to move away from deskto ...   read more