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This article is part of the July/August 2009 issue of Why privileged account management is critical to today's data security
In today's security-conscious organization, there is a split between two competing security camps: the policy-driven governance, risk and compliance (GRC) group and the technology-driven data protection group. In the "ring of protection," the GRC camp and data protection camp are locked in a veritable "Smackdown," wrestling for the same buckets of resources and funding for their projects.. Ultimately, however, both sides need each other to succeed. Data protection tools such as DLP examine, block and report on unauthorized transmission of data which protects an organization against loss of sensitive and confidential information. In many organizations, they're being deployed as a stopgap measure while security managers develop and/or refine their long term protection strategies. But how do you configure a DLP service without proper security standards already in place? Vendors may offer "best practice" sets of configuration data, but be cautious: While they can be used as examples of the information needed to configure a DLP service, they generally don't ... Access >>>
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