SSS has been helping customers with data loss prevention for over 10 years. We have worked with many different tools and ideas, but we found that most were not a good fit for New Zealand organisations.
In our experience we have found that Data Classification (user invoked security classification) is the simplest and most effective way of protecting against data loss from an organisation.
Here is why:
- It is easy to do
- It is a concept that is intrinsically understood
- It provides meaning and relevance to information (from which automated systems can leverage thus reducing cost and improving security)
- It constantly reaffirms the relevance of the Information Security message and in so doing raises security awareness
- It invokes a ‘simple (but effective) security culture’
As an additional benefit Data Classification solutions are inexpensive compared to most security technologies and when deployed represent great value because the above benefits are realised.