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zero trust for SaaS

How to achieve zero trust in Slack?

Zero trust. You know it’s important. You know you want to implement it in your organization. And you know it could make Slack way more secure – especially given the recent Uber breach! But there’s a problem. Moving from concept to reality is proving mighty difficult.  You’re not alone.  96% of security decision-makers state that […]

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Slack data breach

Should your business be worried about Slack security in 2023?

In September 2022, tech giant Uber had to shut down its company Slack channels after a malicious actor sent a Slack message to multiple employees, stating: “I am a hacker.” Yikes!  This incident isn’t the first time hackers have leveraged Slack in a cyber-attack, and we’ve got a feeling it certainly won’t be the last.  […]

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cloud security

What are 5 most common SaaS security mistakes?

All great business leaders are adept at managing and mitigating risks. In the middle of an economic downturn, for example, you probably wouldn’t start increasing your overheads. Or, if you opened an office in an area with high-crime rates, you’d ensure to install CCTV cameras and other physical security measures at all entry points. And […]

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Offboarding employees data security

6 Step guide to securely off-board employees

Did you know that 40% of ex-employees have admitted to stealing corporate data for their next role? Worse still, it’s estimated that 25% of departed employees still have access to company resources and data.  Here’s a hard truth. If any of your employees have left your company with sensitive data downloaded onto their personal devices, […]

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FS messaging violations

Why does the $1.8B fine on US big banks make data loss prevention essential for all financial services firms?

This week, The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)  hit more than a dozen banks with fines totaling almost $2 billion.  The likes of Bank of America, Barclays, Morgan Stanley and more must pay $125 million each to the SEC for improper use of messaging apps, collaboration tools and other unauthorized services for communication, without […]

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How did Slack lead to ‘Grand Theft Auto’ leak?

Gaming fans got an unexpected treat last weekend when in-development gameplay footage of the upcoming Grand Theft Auto (GTA) game was leaked online. No, this wasn’t an attempt by Rockstar Games—the publisher of GTA— to drum up anticipation for the pending launch.  The company was hacked. And badly. The hacker managed to break into an […]

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state privacy laws

How to win at cybersecurity training for remote & hybrid employees

If you’re like most organizations with knowledge workers, you probably allow your employees to work remotely at least some of the time. This trend is on the rise and, by 2028, it’s expected that 75% of organizations across the world will enable hybrid and remote work. While the work-from-anywhere approach has its perks, it also […]

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AstraZeneca breach

Slack for healthcare—Do’s, don’ts, & best practices

So, you’re a healthcare organization that’s started using Slack? Chances are, you want to help your employees communicate and collaborate more effortlessly, and you’ve heard on the grapevine that Slack is the collaboration tool to use. We’ve heard the same. Slack adoption is soaring. The company generated $902 million in revenue between March 2020 and […]

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unstructured data risks FS

The risks of unstructured data in financial services

Data is less structured and more distributed than before. People need new tools to prevent sensitive data exposure in this new SaaS reality.

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rogue cloud apps

Are rogue cloud apps leaking your company data?

Almost three-quarters of remote workers use applications the IT department doesn’t know about; Shadow IT or rogue apps.

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data security FS Slack Teams

Data security challenges posed by Slack & Teams for financial services

As the financial services (FS) sector embraces new ways of working and digital transformation, communication tools like Slack and Teams are helping employees to find new efficiencies and better collaborate with partners, customers and clients. Platforms like Slack and Teams are highly versatile–and they are constantly adding new functionality that makes them more appealing to […]

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