White paper: How to stop data leakage inside your organization

July 01, 2008 Sophos Press Release

Sophos announced today that it has published a new white paper describing how businesses can tackle the growing challenge of data leakage. According to experts at Sophos, enterprises can control data leakage by enforcing an acceptable use policy, and applying appropriate controls already available in existing security solutions.

The white paper, entitled "Stopping data leakage: Exploiting your existing security investment", examines recent high-profile data leaks and the roadblocks that many data leakage prevention (DLP) solutions run up against at the point of implementation.

The paper argues that, with the exception of the largest enterprises with the most stringent security requirements, most organizations simply do not have the funds, staff resources, and need to implement large-scale DLP efforts.

"98 percent of data leakage incidents are reportedly due to an accident or stupidity rather than external hackers," says Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "Organizations should concentrate their efforts on stopping daft behavior, meeting regulatory requirements, and exploiting their existing investment in security infrastructure to tackle DLP. This white paper explains how email server, web gateway, and endpoint protection can work alongside Network Access Control (NAC) technology to enforce an acceptable use policy."

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