Preventing Data Exfiltration: Introducing Anti-Data Exfiltration (ADX)

Data exfiltration is a significant threat to organizations and is implicated in many types of cybersecurity incidents. For example, ransomware gangs use both encryption that causes operational disruption for the victim and the threat of exposing exfiltrated data if the ransom demand is not paid.

Preventing data exfiltration remains a weakness for many organizations, despite having a complex set of cybersecurity tools already, including data loss prevention (DLP) solutions. A new approach is needed to stop the threat and consequential damage of data exfiltration. In this white paper, we report on a survey on data exfiltration and introduce the category of Anti Data Exfiltration (ADX) cybersecurity solutions.

“Modern attacks are predicated on the ability to communicate with third party servers to steal data. As a result, preventing attacks today requires a data exfiltration prevention solution that monitors, detects and blocks the unauthorized transmission of data in real-time.”

Michael Osterman, Osterman Research

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