Data Loss Prevention Engineer

The Data Loss Prevention Engineer monitors, maintains and enhances an organization’s data loss prevention requirements.

Role overview

The Data Loss Prevention Engineer is responsible for the daily operation, maintenance, and monitoring of a Data Loss Prevention (DLP) system. The DLP solution may be Endpoint DLP, Network DLP, Discovery, or Cloud DLP. The proper development, care, and administration of the DLP environment is the responsibility of the DLP Engineer, as well as responding to the alerts that the tool generates.

Data Loss Prevention Engineers
may also be referred to as:
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Administrator
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Analyst
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Engineer
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Risk Analyst
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Specialist
Data Loss Protection Engineer
DLP Security Architect

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
$200,000
National Average
$256,250
$312,500
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience

Responsibilities

Working with vendors to implement and support DLP technology, including troubleshooting and upgrading.
Maintaining DLP technology, configuring policies, and compiling reports for analytics.
Monitoring and responding to alerts generated from DLP systems and other technologies.
Working with the Incident Response team to escalate and respond to potential or real threats.
Serving as a DLP subject matter expert within the organization.
Collaborating on the DLP rule development lifecycle including policy development, response rules, and maintenance.

Tools & Environment

Data Loss Prevention Engineers are continually configuring and enhancing DLP tools, with an understanding of an organization's data and information classifications, intentional and unintentional data loss threats, and process, technologies and services handling critical information. They also support incident response teams in potential breach investigations as well as having knowledge of the relevant data privacy and protection regulations.

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