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Data Loss Prevention

What is data loss prevention?

Data loss prevention is a strategy put in place to protect the security of data. Preventing data loss should be key to every organisation. Policies and systems should be put in place to identify and monitor data in order to detect and prevent issues arising. Data loss prevention is aimed at stopping businesses losing confidential data about themselves and customers.

Why is data loss prevention important?

Data and information filtering, leak prevention and detection will aim to avoid costly and detrimental data loss occurrences.

Data loss breaches can be illegal, costly and can cause damage to your reputation. Data loss prevention is therefore often high on company agenda's if not compulsory for best practice.


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