Data Loss Protection for the Hybrid Cloud – Security Boulevard

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DLP is a strategy or tool for protecting against data loss or leakage. Data loss is when you lose access to data due to accidental deletion, system breach, or hardware failure. Data leak is the exposure of data due to misconfigured security, malicious sharing, or system infiltration. In this article, you will learn about the importance of DLP and its role in protecting the hybrid cloud.The Importance of DLPOrganizations invest significant resources in collecting and storing data. Rather than have these efforts go to waste when data is lost or leaked, many organizations are adopting DLP solutions to protect their investments.Privacy and Compliance StandardsMany organizations are subject to either internal or external privacy and compliance standards. For example, organizations may collect payment card information (PCI), protected health information, or (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII). All of these data types are subject to compliance standards, including GDPR and HIPAA. DLP solutions can help you identify, isolate, track, and audit this data to ensure that you are compliant.Intellectual Property (IP) ProtectionAnother type of sensitive data that organizations need to protect is IP data. This includes proprietary code, business intelligence, and financial statements. All of these data types can represent …

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