Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a set of tools and processes that help prevent sensitive business data from leaking out due to user negligence. mishandling of data or even malicious intent while complying with the data protection regulations in force (Law 25 in Quebec).
Data can leave the enterprise through two main groups of channels: local channels (eg devices such as printers and USB drives) and network channels (eg email, web and social networks). Although some DLP solutions only monitor network streams, it is best to monitor both local and network channels to ensure effective data loss prevention.
In this article we will see how data loss prevention (DLP) works, what types of threats are related to it, what are the best practices in this area and what types of solutions are there.