Causes of Data Breaches and Preventive Measures. Data Loss Prevention


Technical Report, 2012

43 Pages, Grade: none


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Table of Contents

Abstract

Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Project Objectives
1.3 Methods Used

Chapter 2 Causes of Data Breach
Introduction
2.1 Types of data breaches
2.1.1 Well-meaning insider or Benevolent Insider
2.1.2 Malicious Insider
2.1.3 Malicious Outsider or Targeted attacks
2.2 Tools and techniques used by Malicious Outsiders or Hackers

Chapter 3: Laws & Cost of Data Breach
Introduction
3.1 UK Law & Governance
3.1.1 Data Protection Act [16]
3.1.2 Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations [18]
3.2 Cost of data breaches

Chapter 4: Existing Security Mechanisms
Introduction
4.1 Antimalware, Antispyware & Proactive Protection [27]
4.2 Firewall [28]
4.3 IDS/IPS [29] [30]
4.4 SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) [31]
4.6 Vulnerability Scanning and patching [34]
Summary

Chapter 5: Analyze DLP Solutions to Prevent Data Breaches
Introduction
5.1 How does Data Loss Prevention system Work?
5.2 Approaches by a DLP system to prevent Data Loss [35]
5.3 Types of Data Loss Prevention Systems [36]
5.4 Architecture of Symantec Data Loss Prevention Solution
5.5 DLP Honey Pots to Detect Malicious Insiders [37]
Summary
Future scope for research

Chapter 6: Conclusion & Recommendations

Appendix A: Data Breach Log Template

Appendix B: PECR Security Breach Notification Form

References

Table of Figures

Figure 1 Four phases of a targeted attack [3]

Figure 2 Comparison of 'Types of breaches' from 2004 to 2011 [4]

Figure 3 A Remote Access Tool displaying various options available for a remote hacker

Figure 4 Types of attacks faced by organization in 2011 [13]

Figure 5 Data Breach attacks by type of industry [14]

Figure 6 The average total cost of data breach per record over five years [21]

Figure 7 The average total organisational cost of data breach over five years [26]

Figure 8 A typical Enterprise network with IPS and IDS

Figure 9 An enterprise network with IDS

Figure 10 An enterprise network with IPS

Figure 11 Architecture of RSA's SIEM solution [32]

Figure 12 A Summary of security events and vulnerable assets in RSA enVision [33]

Figure 13 Architecture of a vulnerability scanner

Figure 14 Architecture of Symantec Data Loss Prevention

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Title
Causes of Data Breaches and Preventive Measures. Data Loss Prevention
College
Royal Holloway, University of London
Course
M.Sc. Information Security
Grade
none
Author
Year
2012
Pages
43
Catalog Number
V214310
ISBN (eBook)
9783656430247
ISBN (Book)
9783656436119
File size
1784 KB
Language
English
Keywords
causes, data, breaches, preventive, measures, loss, prevention, internal, watchdog
Quote paper
Vikas Rajole (Author), 2012, Causes of Data Breaches and Preventive Measures. Data Loss Prevention, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/214310

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