How to set up your network to prevent data loss

Critical data is at risk from both insider and external threats. Here's how to configure your Windows network for data loss prevention (DLP).

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Data. Your business and computers are full of it. While much of that data is useless to anyone else, every firm has key assets that any attacker or other competitor would love to access.

Data can leave your organization in many ways. Before the internet, files had to be transferred to storage devices and taken off the premises. Now, data thieves can move massive numbers of files through any number of cloud services. Attackers often compress files so that when they are moved they are less noticeable by network traffic monitoring.

What options do you have to protect yourself from data loss? Plenty. The key is to put in place data loss prevention (DLP) technology to block or track the movement of data, or to put alerts that trigger when files are moved. You also need to protect against insider threats as well as external actors.

Insider data loss threat basics

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