DLP – Not just your spiffy flatscreen TV anymore..
DLP no not Digital Light Processing but Data Loss Prevention. Yes, you read that right. Not only has our industry, which by the way still has a huge credibility problem, attempting to steal an acronym from the consumer electronics industry but we have created an entire line of products based on ambulance chasing and fear. Oh wait, ambulance chasing? Fear? Credibility problem? Go figure…..
Ignoring the fact that one of the original purposes of Information Security is to prevent sensitive data loss our industry has created a whole new line of business catered to cashing in on scaring people by invoking the ghosts of <pick your favorite data loss story from http://attrition.org/dataloss >
So now, instead of following security best practices and common sense, vendors want you to buy their new wizbang product that in reality really does nothing more than the garbage you have already wasted your money on.