Data Loss Risk Assessment

Data loss or leakage has become a major issue in today’s world. Simply type “Data Loss Incidents” into any search engine and you will find loads of lists recording all the incidents over recent years. At the same time, these often involve physical loss of laptops, CDs or memory sticks, they also include data lost or leaked through poorly secured infrastructure. Common contributors to the reasons for these leaks include lack of user awareness, users being non-compliant with policy and absence of an appropriate policy. Many companies even consider data security to be a strategic issue. Here, the responsibility lies with management. This is also true for handling of confidential data and making sure that it can't be abused. But, in reality, unclear data structures, incomprehensible access rights, insufficient user awareness and the lack of risk/cost assessments require that data leakage be prevented. This, in turn, is permanently anchored in a professional and proactive manner in a company's security-related processes as an integral part of risk management.

First Step in DLP Program Services
Conducting Data Loss Risk Assessment is a good first step in any DLP program. The main purpose of this service is to identify all types of data within your network and to identify threats and vulnerabilities related to this data. Corporate Data, Customer Data & Intellectual Property are examples of data that need to be identified. Once this information has been identified, a flow analysis needs to be conducted to identify all systems and devices the data either resides on or flows through. This exercise needs to be conducted for all types of data being utilized within the organization. The data gathered will help you identify potential risks and support your planning for a better data security posture. After confidential analysis of the data, we will hold a meeting with you and your senior management, where we will deliver our report interpreting the findings and making client-specific recommendations needed for rapid remediation. This assessment will normally take 45 days to 90 days depending on the scope & the size of the data within the organization.

Benelec Data Loss Risk Assessment gives the answers:
Benelec offers a Risk Assessment that allows organizations to quantify and qualify their risk of data loss. At the end of the engagement you will understand:
  1. Where is sensitive data and confidential information exposed in open file shares?
  2. Who is transmitting sensitive data and confidential information outside the organization?
  3. What business processes need to be updated?
  4. What network protocols carry the most violations?
  5. What regulations are being violated?

In typical engagement, the Benelec Data Loss Risk Assessment also identifies:
  1. What are your top security violations by data type and policy?
  2. How is your overall risk profile compared to industry averages?
  3. What is your risk of non-compliance with regulations?
  4. What business processes, policies and awareness programs are required to reduce the risk?

Risk Assessment
Our services will help you to understand where sensitive data resides or transmits. Leveraging the risk management tools, our consultants will configure the system to crawl repositories, where critical data may have been wrongfully copied from its intended storage place. This may include laptops, desktops, file servers, NAS devices, intranet portals, wikis, blogs, document management systems and more. The data stored on these repositories is indexed and violations to corporate policy are raised as incidents, so they can be investigated.
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