Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Training Course


This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective DLP strategies in their organizations. Participants will learn how to safeguard sensitive data, prevent data breaches, and ensure compliance with data protection regulations.


10 days

Who Should Attend:

  • IT professionals
  • Security analysts
  • Compliance officers
  • Data administrators
  • Business managers

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the concepts and importance of DLP.
  • Identify and classify sensitive data.
  • Select and implement DLP solutions.
  • Develop effective DLP policies and procedures.
  • Respond to data loss incidents.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Data Loss Prevention

  • Understanding the concept of data loss
  • The importance of DLP in today's business environment
  • Key DLP concepts and terminology

Module 2: Data Classification and Sensitivity

  • Identifying and classifying sensitive data
  • Data classification policies and procedures
  • The role of data owners and data custodians

Module 3: DLP Technologies and Tools

  • Overview of DLP solutions
  • Types of DLP tools (Endpoint, Network, Cloud)
  • Choosing the right DLP solution for your organization

Module 4: Developing DLP Policies

  • Creating DLP policy rules
  • Policy enforcement and exceptions
  • Incident response plans

Module 5: Data Discovery and Monitoring

  • Scanning for sensitive data
  • Real-time monitoring and alerts
  • Data flow analysis

Module 6: Endpoint DLP

  • Securing data on laptops, desktops, and mobile devices
  • User awareness and training
  • Encryption and removable media control

Module 7: Network DLP

  • Protecting data in transit
  • Network monitoring and filtering
  • Network protocol analysis

Module 8: Cloud DLP

  • Securing data in cloud environments
  • Integration with cloud services
  • Data loss prevention in SaaS applications

Module 9: Data Loss Prevention Best Practices

  • Industry standards and compliance
  • Employee awareness and education
  • Benchmarking and continuous improvement

Module 10: DLP Implementation and Deployment

  • Planning a DLP implementation
  • Deployment considerations and best practices
  • Integration with existing security systems

Module 11: DLP Challenges and Common Pitfalls

  • Understanding the limitations of DLP
  • Common challenges and how to overcome them
  • Case studies of DLP successes and failures

Module 12: DLP Testing and Evaluation

  • Running DLP tests and simulations
  • Measuring DLP effectiveness
  • Reporting and feedback loops

Module 13: DLP for Incident Response

  • Detecting and responding to data breaches
  • Legal and regulatory considerations
  • Post-incident analysis and improvements

Module 14: DLP for Remote Work and Mobile Security

  • Adapting DLP strategies for remote work
  • Mobile device management and DLP
  • Secure file sharing and collaboration tools

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


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FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.