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How remote work setups can lead to higher risks of sensitive data leaks

The benefits of a distributed, remote workforce are plentiful for organizations. From low costs to improved employee wellbeing, it’s easy to see why many companies are planning to let their employees work remotely even after the pandemic ends.  However, remote working also presents unique cybersecurity challenges. As employees communicate and collaborate across different cities, states […]

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email data email security

Current trends in phishing emails

Phishing is the single most important risk for employees to introduce malware within organizations. Effective training to spot this risk in incoming emails is table stakes for all organizations, no matter the size. This article synthesis the latest research on what phishing email look like and tips on improving your company’s risk posture. According to […]

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When documents attack

When documents attack: malware inserted in attachments

Document-based malware is pretty common these days. An email analysis by Barracuda Networks revealed malware hidden in documents accounts for over 50 percent of all malicious files.  This trend appears to be gaining momentum as cyber crooks continue to spam documents, according to WatchGuard, a tech security company. While these documents look legit, they come […]

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Proxy Based SaaS Security

What is sensitive data?

Every time you sign up for a new service, buy something online or, even apply for a job, you automatically share your personal information. If you look back over the hundreds of online interactions you’ve had over the years, it gives you an inkling as to how many businesses have processed information about you. Then, […]

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shadow AI

Shadow IT 2.0: New Risks in the PaaS Era

For IT and security leaders, the term ‘shadow IT’ tends to send a shiver down the spine. About ten years ago, it became an epidemic in the corporate world. The consumerization of cloud applications, combined with the rise of bring your own device (BYOD), led to employees downloading non-authorized applications, for work purposes, in their […]

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DLP for AI

What is data loss prevention (DLP)?

Data breaches have become a regular mainstay of daily life. For every security patch or vulnerability disclosure, it seems there’s a corresponding data loss incident somewhere. Consider the following recent incidents: And those are just over the past week, not even counting the worst data breach incidents that affected Forbes 500 companies like Yahoo, eBay, […]

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Insider threat detection

What is personal identifiable information (PII)?

In a hyper-connected world, individual data footprints can be found everywhere. Each day, millions of people share information like email addresses, banking details and telephone numbers across applications and web browsers.  This type of information is known as personally identifiable information (PII), and there’s a 100% chance your organization processes it – either via customers, […]

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employee cyber risk

Monthly cyber risks report for all employees-security culture builder

According to a 2021 PwC report, 71 percent of CEOs in the United States want to know their companies’ day-to-day cyber threats. Still, that doesn’t mean they understand the intrigues of cybersecurity. As a CISO, this translates to three things: You’ll need to keep the C-suite adequately informed about current cyber threats. You must create […]

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email data email security

Stop email phishing with behavioral science

An insightful interview with Zachary Eikenberry (founder of Hook Security). In this video we discuss:– Humans as the most vulnerable security aspect of an org– The power of nudge– Humor to educate on tough topics– Easy ways of stopping email phishing

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What is shadow IT?

Lurking in the shadows of every organization, employees are accessing, transferring, and downloading sensitive company information – without the IT team’s oversight. This is shadow IT: the use of technology systems, like applications, devices and cloud services, that are not approved by the IT department.  Picture this: an employee installs Slack, which is not the […]

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Data Breach

What is a data breach?

In July 2019, the security hotline for Capital One received an anonymous call. According to the tipster, some of the bank’s most sensitive data had been leaked on the web – and they were right.  Within a few days, the FBI was able to trace the breach back to a malicious insider: a software engineer […]

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