Authored on: Feb 25, 2013
The capital markets industry runs on sensitive information. From confidential customer data and payment card account numbers to sensitive financial analyses, the lifeblood of financial firms is their ability to protect secrets.
Many financial firms invest significant time and energy into identifying sensitive information. Still, many fall short in their ability to detect and control the unauthorized leakage of that information.
Data loss comes in many forms. These range from the malicious insider seeking to sell a competitor proprietary information to an undertrained administrative assistant accidentally attaching the wrong file to an email message.
Data loss prevention technology offers information security staff at financial companies the ability to monitor hosts and networks for potential leaks and stop any loss before it is too late. The right technology offers a comprehensive, content-aware solution designed to monitor and protect confidential data wherever it is stored or used.