We need to keep learning about all aspects of cyber security. For the next seven days I'm going to extract one short segment out of the Cyber and Physical Security Special Report to highlight an aspect of cyber security that you need to be aware of. The fourth cyber tip is below:
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Systems
What they are: A safety net against security breaches
caused by insiders.
What they do: Manage data downloads to endpoint devices, including
mobile hardware, USB drives, DVDs and portable hard drives.
Bottom line: DLP systems help agencies enforce data-usage policies, so
if the rules prohibit sensitive information from being saved to a portable
storage device, the security solution will block data from passing through
USB ports on agency computers. The solutions can also look for unusual
activity, such as when someone moves patient medical records to a local
PC or server outside of the health and human services department.