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The importance of securing your data - Part 2: Data Loss Prevention tools


All organisations store data, and regardless of whether it's a recipe or an algorithm, this data is an organisation's most prized asset, which is why hackers make it their target. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019 from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) found that 32% of businesses identified cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months, which have cost an average of £4,180 in lost data and assets

However, this percentage is much higher amongst:

  • medium businesses (60%)
  • large businesses (61%)
  • high-income charities (52%)

The after-effects of breaches can be devastating for organisations that are targeted, destroying their reputation and causing severe financial losses, so it's essential you ensure your data is secure to prevent this from happening to you.

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tools help secure sensitive data by ensuring data is not lost, misused or accessed by anyone that is not authorised, identifying any violations and alerting the organisation about them. At Exponential-e, we can help you stay protected from breaches through our next generation of DLP tools including:

  • Data handling monitoring (by an administrator)
  • Controlled data access (to protect the insider threat)

  • For more information about DLP tools, watch our video below with our Head of Cyber Consultancy, Mark Belgrove, who discusses this:

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