Here’s a quick, six-minute highlight video of our CISO Series Video Chat “Hacking DLP: An hour of critical thinking of how we can manage data loss when everyone is working from home.”

Our guests for this discussion were:

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Best Bad Ideas


Congrats to Ian Poynter, virtual CISO, Kalahari Security for winning this week’s Best Bad Idea!

Other honorable mentions go to:

“Inform your employees that all of their outgoing email will be delayed due to a new DLP review process performed by interns. To reduce implementation costs, don’t hire the interns and let the mail.” – Fred Gruhn, director, security + compliance, SMG – Service Management Group

“Since the 3rd definition of acronym DLP on google is “DisneyLand Paris”, allow anyone dressed as a Mouse (or Hamster) to exfiltrate any data.” – Larry Rosen, manager, security advisory, Avanade

“Have all remote employees work without clothes or electronics to ensure they have nothing on them that could be listening or taking a picture.” – Ron Woerner, CEO, president and chief cybersecurity consultant, Cyber-AAA

“Set data retention to 1 hour, unless it is flagged otherwise.” – Ian Poynter, virtual CISO, Kalahari Security

Best Strategies

“Identify “DLP Champions” in each department, preferably a tenured employee or manager, to garner buy-in and collaboration, and to provide user-level feedback to security to improve your solution.” – Brian Colt, information security engineer, DASH Financial Technologies

“Integrate Data Classification, Identification and Protection (DLP) as part of the overall Business Plan.” – Ron Woerner, CEO, president and chief cybersecurity consultant, Cyber-AAA

“TEACH your employees the business reasons to protect data since most want to do the right thing.” – Larry Rosen, manager, security advisory, Avanade

Quotes from the chatroom

“Employees should be involved in the DLP process to prevent social engineering attacks (including shoulder surfing).” – Jake Cozart, software engineer, Flybook Reservation Software

“If a user doesn’t like the defined retention, they will find a way to capture the record and keep it longer.” – Kate Schenker, information governance manager, GCI General Communication, Inc.