Safeguarding your data is critical to running your business and protecting the privacy of employees and customers. The news is rife with reports of information lost or stolen from laptops left in cars, thumb drives dropped in airports, or CDs lost in the mail. Employee information, patient medical records, credit card numbers, corporate intellectual property – all can be lost or stolen in an instant, unless you have complete control over how data is stored, copied, and transported. Though malware and hackers take most of the blame for theft from networks and computers, critical information can just as easily be lost or stolen and misused while at rest on physical storage devices. In fact, 70% of all serious incidents are sparked by insiders. The ease and speed with which gigabytes of data can be copied to a thumb drive, for example, requires a security solution that controls not only what devices can be attached to a computer but also how much data can be copied at a time and whether it is encrypted.
This whitepaper will examine how Lumension Data Protection Solution enables organizations to control the movement of vital business data and ultimately ensure it is protected, and take an in-depth look at the four key phases of rolling out such a solution:
- Catalog removable storage and media devices
- Define endpoint policies
- Roll out Lumension agents
- Monitor devices and data flow