External network intrusions may grab the headlines, but don't let protecting against these attacks sidetrack you from an often more dangerous threat—employee data theft. During this week's TR Dojo episode, I highlight the following five ways you can keep your data from walking out the door:
- Have clear, written policies on data security
- Set restrictive permissions and audit access
- Use encryption
- Set up outbound content rules
- Consider creative data theft methods
For those who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or read Deb Shinder's article, "10 ways to make sure your data doesn't walk out the door," on which this video is based.
Data security products and software mentioned during this episode:
- NTP Software File Auditor
- Blue Lance LT Auditor+
- IS Decisions FileAudit
- Check Point Full Disk Encryption
- PGP Whole Disk Encryption
- Microsoft ForeFront technologies
- McAfee's MX Logic
- GFI Mail Security
- Google Postini
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Bill Detwiler has nothing to disclose. He doesn't hold investments in the technology companies he covers.
Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.