What is DLP?
DLP can stand for either Data Leak Protection or Data Loss Protection. These cybersecurity-related concepts are similar – in either case, companies hope to protect themselves against the exposure of confidential data to the outside world. In order to do this, they deploy a DLP system to protect sensitive information.
Examples of this would be customer details in CRM (customer relationship manager) software or credit card numbers in a database. DLP systems can detect a data breach such as an employee exporting information from a CRM order list to send to competitors, and protect against such intellectual property theft.