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A New Guide to Implementing a Successful DLP Program

August 09, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

With an ever-expanding attack surface, organizations are at greater risk of having sensitive data leaked, according to Information Security Forum (ISF), which announced the release of its new digest, Data Leakage Prevention (DLP). Intended to provide guidance to organizations looking to implement a successful DLP program, the paper offers tips on DLP deployment garnered from the experience of ISF members. The authors detail 10 key attributes of a successful program and try to impress that focusing solely on technology will likely be unsuccessful. Because ISF members have reported that they experience greater success with DLP technologies when used within a dedicated DLP program, ISF recommends implementing a more structured approach to detect and prevent data leaks. “DLP has gained in popularity as organizations recognize the importance of adopting a data-centric approach to security,” said Steve Durbin, managing director of ISF. “To fully realize the benefits that DL...