Accidental Data Loss

Preventing data loss starts with your people 

Human error is an inevitable reality of every workplace; at some point or another, even the most diligent of employees will inadvertently make a mistake.

While many of these accidents will have a relatively minor impact, some can have significant and potentially devastating consequences – particularly when sensitive corporate information is involved.  No one is immune and it is well know that tired and stressed employees are more likely to make mistakes. 

Many data loss prevention strategies focus primarily on guarding against intentional actions and deliberate breaches - but the fact remains that “bigger firewalls” won’t reduce the incidence of accidental user mistakes.

Based on the high likelihood of human error occurring, taking steps to minimise accidental data loss is an essential part of reducing the risk of damaging consequences.

Classifying to Reduce Accidental Loss

Making information classification a mandatory part of your workflow provides an easier, faster and more cost-effective approach to reducing the risk of accidental data loss. Once identified and classified, sensitive information can be controlled accordingly by a range of systems from email gateways to mainstream DLP systems.

Visible security labels ensure email and document recipients are instantly aware of sensitive information.  While embedded classification can be recognised by a range of IT security techniques and solutions to enable secure handling and appropriate access control.

A security classification solution such as Janusseal allows you to:

  • Distinguish sensitive information: Every email and document is assigned an appropriate security classification, enabling security efforts to target sensitive material only.
  • Increase awareness of sensitive data: Visible security labels alert users to sensitive information, minimising the chance of mishandling.
  • Integrate with DLP solutions: A DLP system can be fully configured to recognise Janusseal classification labels within 1-2 hours, for appropriate handling of information.
  • Foster a security-aware culture: Increased awareness of information security creates a more security-conscious culture across your organization.