Data Loss Prevention Needs a Little Help from Its Friends

I recently read an article on Security Boulevard discussing how to get the most out of data loss prevention (DLP) technology. While much of the byline I agree with, especially the three questions all organizations should be asking to understand their data (What’s sensitive to us? Where does sensitive information reside? Who requires access to..
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Don’t Be a Spreadsheet Junkie

Let’s face it. Most of us have some sort of dependence on Excel and PowerPoint. They serve as our centerpiece for aggregating data and building corporate presentations. However, when it comes to cyber security, neither one should be involved. They slow down the process, leave too much leeway for data “massaging” and create inconsistencies up, down and across the organization. Yet surprisingly, at least 60 percent of the organizations we encounter, most of which are large enterprises, use Excel or PowerPoint as part of their cyber security program. In one case, a security team manually put…
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