Data loss prevention (DLP) is a strategy for protecting sensitive data from being lost, stolen, or exposed to unauthorized users. DLP solutions are designed to identify, monitor, and protect data while it is used, stored, or transferred. DLP helps prevent data breaches, both accidental and intentional, by implementing a combination of policies, procedures, and technologies.
See also: data administration, data availability, data backup, data breach
Organizations may choose to use one or more of these DLP types to create a comprehensive data protection strategy that meets their specific needs and regulatory requirements:
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