Information that belongs to someone and has the potential to be very impactful to that person or organization needs to be protected in this day and age. Finding that information in the wrong hands can have severe negative implications and consequences. You need look no further than recent headlines to see the devastating consequences that information leakage can have, from Edward Snowden and the NSA to John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee.

Shops that primarily use Windows on the client side have a ready-made answer: Windows Information Protection (WIP) is a data loss prevention technology that looks for information classified as impactful to a business as well as for keywords that indicate sensitive information is potentially being passed outside the corporate security boundary. It then creates a plan to stop or mitigate that leakage.

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How to prevent data loss with Windows Information Protection