FREE Open Source DLP Tool

Now there is absolutely NO excuse for not protecting your customer data, even in smaller shops.  OpenDLP is a free and open source, agent-based, centrally-managed, massively distributable data loss prevention tool released under the GPL.  Given appropriate Windows domain credentials, OpenDLP can simultaneously identify sensitive data at rest on hundreds or thousands of Microsoft Windows systems from a centralized web application. OpenDLP has two components: a web application and an agent.

Server Features:

  • Automatically deploy and start agents over Netbios
  • When done, automatically stop, uninstall, and delete agents over Netbios
  • Pause, resume, and forcefully uninstall agents in an entire scan or on individual systems
  • Concurrently and securely receive results from hundreds or thousands of deployed agents over two-way-trusted SSL connection
  • Create Perl-compatible regular expressions (PCREs) for finding sensitive data at rest
  • Create reusable profiles for scans that include whitelisting or blacklisting directories and file extensions
  • Review findings and identify false positives 
  • Export results as XML 
  • Written in Perl with MySQL backend
  • Runs on Windows 2000 and later systems
  • Written in C with no .NET Framework requirements
  • Runs as a Windows Service at low priority so users do not see or feel it
  • Resumes automatically upon system reboot with no user interaction
  • Securely transmit results to web application at user-defined intervals over two-way-trusted SSL connection
  • Uses PCREs to identify sensitive data inside files 
  • Performs additional checks on potential credit card numbers to reduce false positives



Alberta Adds PIPA Breach Notification Law

Amendments to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) were proclaimed in force on May 1, 2010, and a new requirement for organizations to notify the Information and Privacy Commissioner of incidents “involving the loss of or unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal information where a reasonable person would consider that there exists a real risk of significant harm to an individual” was added.  PIPA was also amended to give the Commissioner the power to require organizations to notify individuals to whom there is a real risk of significant harm as a result of such an incident.  Note that this is the provincial PIPA legislation and not the federal PIPEDA.

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