What is a data leakage and how can it be detected and prevented?


Posted On: Feb 22, 2018


Data leakage occurs when the data gets out the organization in an unauthorized manner. Data can be leaked in multiple ways such as emails, prints, losing laptops, the uploading of unauthorized data to different public portals, photographs, etc.

In order to detect and prevent leakage of data, various control measures can be taken. They include:

  • restriction of data that is being uploaded onto the internet
  • websites carrying out a thorough internal encryption solution
  • placing a restriction on emails being sent on internal networks
  • keeping a check on data that is being printed
  • Maintain confidentiality etc.

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