Research from the Ponemon Institute tells us that for the first time in seven years, the cost of data breaches from malicious attacks decreased to an average of “only” $5.5 million, down from $7.2 million the year before. While that’s positive news, more than a third of breaches were as a result of lost or stolen devices, including endpoints like laptops or USB drives that contained sensitive information. As portable devices continue to become pre-eminent, sensitive information will continue to be at risk.
Plus, besides malicious attacks and endpoint breaches, companies also continue to face tremendous pressure to comply with increasing regulation and legislation.
So what are organizations to do? Data loss prevention (DLP) is still about proactively protecting information and that means continuing to answer three key questions: