Facing the DLP Challenges & Limitations
Historically, DLP solutions have focused on the identification of sensitive data through traditional data strings. Albeit a reasonable place to start, these methods often produced many false positives and some false negatives. Data within an organization is ever changing, so maintaining complete and accurate control is challenging. Additionally, traditional methods lack context. While known strings are easy to detect (e.g. credit card numbers), accurately identifying and protecting IP and other sensitive data is a more significant challenge.
When a breach does occur traditional DLP solutions generally doesn’t provide the visibility that security pros expect from a full data loss prevention solution. The ability to investigate the events that led up to the breach, the attack strategy and the ability to gather evidence are crucial for most security teams.