Encryption is the method by which information is converted into secret code that hides the information’s true meaning. Encodes a message or information in such a way that only authorized parties can access it and those who are not authorized cannot.

WHY Security and Privacy Services

If your organization deals with a lot of mobile devices that carry critical data, it’s a good idea to make sure none of that data falls into the wrong hands. Using encryption is another step to properly securing your data. Taking this extra step in security can help many organizations.

This can also protect you from liability. If a device is lost or stolen, and it was fully encrypted, organizations don’t have to report a breach.

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Causes of Data Leaks

Three common causes of data leaks are:

  • Insider threats
  • A malicious insider, or an attacker who has compromised a privileged user account, abuses their permissions and attempts to move data outside the organization.

  • Extrusion by attackers
  • Many cyber-attacks have sensitive data as their target. Attackers penetrate the security perimeter using techniques like phishing, malware or code injection, and gain access to sensitive data.

  • Unintentional or negligent data exposure
  • Many data leaks occur as a result of employees who lose sensitive data in public, provide open Internet access to data, or fail to restrict access per organizational policies.

Data Leakage Prevention

You can use standard security tools to defend against data loss and leakage. For example, an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) can alert about attacker attempts to access to sensitive data. Antivirus software can prevent attackers from compromising sensitive systems. A firewall can block access from any unauthorized party to systems storing sensitive data.

If you are part of a large organization, you might turn to designated DLP tools or solutions to safeguard your data. You can also use tooling in the Security Operations Center (SOC) to assist with DLP. For example, you can use a Security Information and Event (SIEM) system to detect and correlate events which might constitute a data leak.

Components of a Data Loss Solution

  • Securing data in motion
  • Technology installed at the network edge can analyze traffic to detect sensitive data sent in violation of security policies.

  • Securing endpoints
  • Endpoint-based agents can control information transfer between users, groups of users, and external parties. Some endpoint-based systems can block attempted communications in real time and provide user feedback.

  • Securing data at rest
  • Access control, encryption and data retention policies can protect archived organizational data.

  • Securing data in use
  • Some DLP systems can monitor and flag unauthorized activities that users may intentionally or unintentionally perform in their interactions with data.

  • Data identification
  • It is crucial to determine if data needs to be protected or not. Data can be defined as sensitive either done manually by applying rules and metadata, or automatically via techniques like machine learning.

  • Data leak detection
  • DLP solutions and other security systems like IDS, IPS, and SIEM, identify data transfers that are anomalous or suspicious. These solutions also alert security staff of a possible data leak.

    DLP Solutions and File Security Solutions

    File Security Solutions are an important part of a DLP strategy. Such solutions safeguard data at rest and data in use, and detect leaks of file-based data.

Nativebyte helps prevent data leaks by:

  • Monitoring access to all sensitive files and recording granular usage data such as user, department, file accessed, file type and operation response time.
  • Alerting on, and automatically blocking, file actions that violate security policies.
  • Detecting abnormal or suspicious user behavior using machine learning, to detect insider threats.
  • Mitigating Ransomware attacks by detecting and blocking typical file access patterns.
  • Auditing and reporting on all file operations for compliance and investigation purposes.


The idea is to protect your data from falling into the wrong hands, should someone get a hold of a mobile device. Full disk encryption (FDE) encrypts all the data on your storage device.

Full disk encryption is basically encryption on a hardware level. It automatically converts data on a hard drive into something that can’t be deciphered without the key. Without the right authentication key, the data is inaccessible, even if a hard drive is removed and placed in another machine


Database as a service (DBaaS) is a cloud computing service model that provides users with some form of access to a database without the need for setting up physical hardware, installing software or configuring for performance. All of the administrative tasks and maintenance are taken care of by the service provider so that all the user or application owner needs to do is use the database. Of course, if the customer opts for more control over the database, this option is available

Firewall Management

Firewalls gives protection against outside attackers by shielding your computer or network from malicious or unnecessary Internet traffic. Firewalls can be configured to block data from certain locations whereas permitting the relevant and necessary information through.

When data is exchanged between your device and servers in cyberspace, firewalls monitor these packets of data and determine whether it’s safe based on rules that have been set. From personal computers to large corporations, firewalls are a vital part of protecting devices against threats.


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