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Data security controls

Noisy DLP? Regular expressions are probably to blame

Ask any security professional what their biggest headache is with data loss prevention (DLP) solutions, and you can bet they’ll say: false positives. Erroneous noise, which happens when a policy is triggered by mistake, has become all too common. Plus, every alarm needs to be investigated, meaning these noisy solutions drastically harm productivity in the […]

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Sensitive data exposure

Are your customer service agents being exposed to sensitive customer data?

Customer service teams are often the first point of call for your customers. Armed with tools like Zendesk, Salesforce, HubSpot, OneDrive, Kustomer, and more, they’re on the front lines, tackling order disputes, service issues, inquiries, and account updates. Beyond that, they also play a vital role in upholding cybersecurity. While they’re certainly not expected to […]

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Polymer & Phylum

What are the risks of using AI in the software development life cycle?

Authors: Yasir Ali (Founder, Polymer DLP) & Aaron Bray (Founder, Phylum) Software supply chain is at risk with LLM adoption Developers now have access to powerful generative AI models that assist in writing code, automating mundane tasks, and improving productivity. While this technology holds tremendous promise, it also brings to light a pressing concern—the potential […]

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Cloud security

What’s the difference between DSPM & CSPM?

Not too long ago, cloud security posture management (CSPM) seemed like the holy grail of cloud security, promising unparalleled protection in the cloud-first world.  However, organizations have come to realize that although CSPM is great at identifying infrastructure vulnerabilities, data breaches are still happening troublingly frequently.  As a result, data security posture management (DSPM) has […]

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Regulatory risks

How to overcome the regulatory risks of generative AI

The domain of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly generative AI (GenAI), is brimming with intriguing potential for companies all over the world. conversational AI bots, open-source large language models (LLMs), and specialized models are now ubiquitous in organizations. However, the rapid advancement and widespread adoption of these tools is creating substantial challenges when it comes to […]

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DLP for AI

Is your DLP solution ready for generative AI?

It seems that new AI tools are popping up by the day, promising to revolutionize productivity, efficiency and accuracy in the workplace. With so much to gain from AI platforms like ChatGPT, it’s no wonder that adoption has skyrocketed. But, in the rush to unleash the benefits of these novel tools, it’s vital not to […]

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DLP for Slack

3 mistakes law firms make with Slack

In today’s fast-paced legal landscape, Slack has emerged as the go-to collaboration app for law firms worldwide. However, legal personnel often make a few all too common mistakes with this app that expose their companies to compliance gaps and hinder their ability to effectively manage sensitive information. Below, we’ll explore these mistakes in detail, offering […]

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PCI compliance

What is PCI DSS 4.0 and how does it impact banks’ data workflows?

PCI DSS is getting a long-awaited makeover and banking institutions need to take note. Sure, banks should be in a good stead to meet PCI compliance, given that they already have to contend with a range of strict data privacy regulations and auditing requirements, such as the GBLA, SOX and regular audits from the FDIC […]

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What are the HIPAA Privacy Rule changes for 2023?

A little while back in December 2020, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), notifying us of upcoming augmentations to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Three years and a lot of back and forth later, and it looks like those changes are about to be finalized into law. While we […]

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Data privacy

Is insurance industry data safe in cloud apps?

In January of this year, the personal data of over 2 million Aflac life insurance and Zurich auto insurance policyholders ended up on the dark web. How? Because hackers used a contractor’s stolen credentials to break into a cloud server used for marketing purposes.  The information stolen included policyholder names, ages, genders, insurance data, coverage […]

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GLBA

Mastering GLBA compliance 2.0: How to safeguard customer data

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) plays a vital role in safeguarding nonpublic personal information (NPI) within the financial sector. The revised Safeguard Rule going in effect June 9 2023 has laid out a fairly detailed set of recommendations in setting up an information security program and also to protect customer data.  Conforming to GLBA cannot be […]

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