Gartner Research

Develop a Successful Data Loss Prevention Strategy

Published: 31 January 2017

ID: G00307786

Analyst(s): Brian Reed


An enterprise strategy for DLP requires security and risk management leaders to identify sensitive data, build use cases for appropriate data handling, develop policies and workflows to address requirements, and integrate with other security technologies.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Follow a Five-Step DLP Product Strategy for Your Organization
  • Step No. 1: Define Sensitive Data Types and Locations
  • Step No. 2: Define Expected Data Flows
  • Step No. 3: Define DLP Policies
  • Step No. 4: Define Workflow and Incident Handling
  • Step No. 5: Integrate With Additional Security Technologies
  • Use Sample Policies, Reports and Templates Carefully
  • Ensure Your DLP Strategy Corresponds to Business Requirements
  • Include System Administration and Event Handling in DLP Costs

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