What is DLP, why is it important ?
If you follow the news, you probably know Ransomware threat is still spreading, and that some of them have shifted. Some Ransomware not only encrypt data, but they also steal the files.
After a company or an individual has been a victim of these gangs, they are asked a ransom to recover the files, but also to avoid them to be leaked online.
This is mostly important for companies with industrial secrets, source code, intellectual properties or patents. If those files are given away online, the competitors could use them, and the company could be in great danger.
This is why we have developed DLP, for Data Leak Prevention, in our RogueKiller Anti-malware product.
How do I protect myself ?
The DLP protection is now part of the « DocLock » module, responsible for protecting important files from Ransomware. If you activate DocLock + DLP in protection settings, you are protected against encryption AND theft.
Whenever an untrusted program tries to read a file in the protected storage, the read is blocked and a notification will inform the user.
The DLP notifications can be reviewed in the history, in case you missed it. You can also, like any other protection event, add an exclusion if you believe the program is legit.
DLP protection is available in RogueKiller Premium starting with version 14.7.