Data is the lifeblood of today’s digital organizations. One of the biggest challenges organizations face is how to allow users to exchange data freely while keeping it from falling into the wrong hands. Nowhere is the tension between security and productivity more pronounced than when it comes to data sharing.

A data loss event may involve an employee emailing a sensitive file, transferring it to a risky cloud location, copying it to an external drive, or making it publicly accessible via a collaboration tool. Data loss can also occur when a threat actor exfiltrates data for malicious purposes, such as in emerging multi-extortion ransomware attacks.