Data loss prevention
DLP is a technique that Google has woven into its products to detect and alert users and administrators about sensitive data that needs to be safeguarded within the company and not shared externally. This is a critical feature that improves the security posture so that administrators and users can sleep peacefully at night.
There have been so many instances where employees accidentally lose data – for example, perhaps they share a file that contains social security numbers to people that should not be seeing them. Or it could be users that intentionally leak data, or hackers that could be looking for the weakest link and trying to steal data. In all these instances, it is imperative that data be handled and stored carefully at rest and when sharing it.
DLP helps companies prevent data loss. It allows administrators to define policies that can detect sensitive data. These policies could be based on any of the following:
- Predefined detectors...