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Data Security: A Story of Risk Management

Challenge: Data Security and Risk Management
Data security and risk management are major challenges for SMEs. Protecting sensitive information from cyberattacks and data breaches is crucial. Therefore, we assisted our partner in developing clear security policies to ensure that employer expectations for employees are well defined. By reinforcing good behaviors and using various tools, we can effectively protect data while managing risks.

For example, if a business loses its data, what would be the associated cost? If a restaurant loses its recipes and the chef knows them by heart, it might cost $50-$100 to recreate and document them, which is not catastrophic. However, if the data ends up in the hands of a competitor, the impacts can be much more severe. Good risk management allows for evaluating these scenarios and implementing appropriate measures.

Solution: Development and Implementation of Security Policies and Risk Management with DLP Tools
We help our clients draft robust security policies. These policies clearly define expectations and secure behaviors to adopt. Before deploying tools such as Data Loss Prevention DLP, it is crucial to define security measures.

DLP tools are used to enforce system-level security policies. They allow monitoring, detecting, and blocking unauthorized activities that could lead to the loss or theft of sensitive data. Here are some ways DLP tools can be used:

  • Access Control For example, by limiting access to SharePoint only to the Microsoft tenant, we can control the flow of data.
  • Surveillance et Détection Les outils DLP peuvent surveiller les activités en temps réel et détecter toute tentative de transfert de données non autorisée.
  • Blocking and Response En cas de détection d’une activité suspecte, les outils DLP peuvent automatiquement bloquer l’action et alerter les administrateurs pour une intervention immédiate.

Nous utilisons des modèles d’évaluation des risques pour aider les entreprises à comprendre les impacts potentiels de la perte de données. Le DLP est un outil clé dans cette démarche, permettant de protéger les données en empêchant leur exfiltration non autorisée.

In conclusion, Quebec SMEs face numerous IT challenges, but they can be overcome with the right solutions. Developing robust security policies and using risk management tools like DLP are essential for data protection. By taking a proactive approach, SMEs can not only overcome these challenges but also thrive in a secure digital environment.