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Typical Elements of an Enterprise Data Security Program

Published: 27 August 2009

ID: G00169465

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Wheatman , Eric Ouellet


Security professionals face a confusing array of choices when designing a program to secure sensitive data in systems and applications. A clear, detailed understanding of typical elements of a data security program will help to design appropriate policies and select tools to support them.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Policy Development and Communications
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Encryption
  • Enterprise Digital Rights Management
  • Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention
  • Monitoring

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