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data loss prevention

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Definition(s):

  A systems ability to identify, monitor, and protect data in use (e.g. endpoint actions), data in motion (e.g. network actions), and data at rest (e.g. data storage) through deep packet content inspection, contextual security analysis of transaction (attributes of originator, data object, medium, timing, recipient/destination, etc.), within a centralized management framework. Data loss prevention capabilities are designed to detect and prevent the unauthorized use and transmission of NSS information.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 [Superseded] from CNSSI 1011