Withum Data Loss Prevention™ (“Withum DLP”) is a comprehensive, content-aware solution that discovers, monitors, and protects confidential data wherever it is used and stored – across networks, storage devices and endpoint solutions. We provide effective tailored technology appropriate for your environment – ensuring expertise, rapid deployment, cost savings and measurable results.
Proper identification and detection of a significant incident is important; but what then? In the event of a significant incident, Withum maintains highly experienced certified experts to appropriately handle incidents on a 24/7/365 basis. See Withum I.R.I.S.™ and Withum CFI/e-Discovery® for additional information.
Businesses and organizations of all sizes must identify, monitor, and protect confidential, trade secret, and customer information. Although protecting sensitive data may seem obvious, several organizations live in ‘blissful ignorance’, suffer from groupthink, and/or adopt an ‘ostrich with its head in the sand’ strategy.
Similar to a professional boxer in a fight who gets knocked out because they fail see a strike coming, the biggest impacts an organization takes are the ones they never see coming. Organizations often do not understand and miscalculate the real risks and impacts associated with data loss / data theft.
Internal Data Theft
Employees and vendors misappropriating data is a huge problem – a very serious issue for organizations. Withum recently supported a major incident involving a company’s employee who downloaded their trade secrets and confidential information prior to departing to their competitor. Information included highly sensitive customer information and personally identifiable information (“PII data”), e.g. social security numbers, dates of birth, address, phone numbers, health records, etc. Trade secret information included but was not limited to company strategies, underwriting materials, flowcharts, algorithms, screen shots of highly sensitive display materials, internal controls and architectures, and much more.
Another example includes a Pfizer global marketing executive who surreptitiously downloaded 600 confidential files from her former employer to a USB drive, as well as forwarding company trade secrets and other confidential information such as strategic marketing plans, sales information, marketing budget data and market research.
External Data Theft
Many data breaches can be averted. Often, there are several indicators prior to a major data breach that goes unnoticed by inexperienced IT/IT security practitioners. External intruders not only need to pierce the environment; but they also need to exfiltrate company confidential data. In order to properly secure an organization from external threats, an organization must secure the environment from “internal” threats.
Withum has extensive global expertise in data loss prevention. We provide complete end-to-end solutions from strategies, managed data loss prevention services, security control capabilities, to identification, detection, reporting, and incident response, as well providing critical evidence collection and support for internal / external legal teams (if necessary).
A commonality among virtually all data theft / data loss incidents is that they are detectable and preventable. Proper deployment of data loss prevention controls requires a level of genuine security expertise and proven experience.
Based on our expertise in deploying data loss prevention solutions, active SOC monitoring of client data, and supporting these matters globally across a wide array of businesses of all sizes and types, as well as being supported by virtually all independent research, the benefits of proactive data loss prevention far outweighs the impacts involved when an organization suffers from internal and/or external data loss.
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