DLP - Data Loss Prevention Home Cybersecurity Dictionary DLP - Data Loss Prevention DLP is a technology and business process designed to detect and prevent violations to corporate policies regarding the use, storage, and transmission of sensitive data. Due to increasing insider threats and more demanding state privacy laws, many of which have stern data protection or access components, adoption of DLP is growing. It's a strategy to ensure that end users don’t send sensitive or critical information outside the corporate network. It is also used to describe software products that help a network administrator control what data end users can transfer. Software products of this type use business rules to organize and shield confidential and critical data. An example is if an employee tried to upload a corporate file to a consumer cloud storage service the employee would be denied permission. Some of these types of tools can also be used to filter data streams on the corporate network and protect data in motion as well as monitor and control endpoint activities. Related TermsSIEM - Security Information and Event ManagementIAM - Identity and Access ManagementPAM - Privileged Access ManagementInsider Threat Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS BLOG April 08, 2014 Data Loss Prevention - The People, Process & Technology Overlap In Part 1 of this DLP blog series, I discussed how the overlap between people and technology is largely a function of situational awareness within the... See Details Read more about Data Loss Prevention - The People, Process & Technology Overlap DOWNLOAD February 22, 2016 Local Government Agency Securely Integrates Data Across Consolidated Departments; Increases Protection and Compliance Read about how Optiv helped build out a secure infrastructure and enforce new security policies. See Details Read more about Local Government Agency Securely Integrates Data Across Consolidated Departments; Increases Protection and Compliance How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.