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Inside Slack’s AI training controversy

Last week, a security researcher discovered that the workplace communications platform Slack trains its AI models using customer data. Worse still, all Slack users are opted-in by default.  Naturally, the revelation led to uproar amongst the Slack community, with many people concerned about improper usage of their personal data. However, all is not what it […]

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Navigating Slack vulnerabilities: awareness to action

In the last ten years, Slack has soared in popularity as a critical workplace tool. Praised as the cornerstone of employee efficiency, it’s hailed for its speed, ease of use, and instant communication capabilities, enabling teams to bypass the formality and delays often associated with email. However, alongside its productivity and collaboration benefits, organizations must […]

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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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Artificial intelligence

How to manage SaaS data sprawl?

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms are wonderful for boosting employee productivity and collaboration. Apps like Slack, Microsoft Teams and Google Workspace are essentially a prerequisite in the modern workplace, facilitating remote and hybrid work setups, while empowering employees to enhance efficiency.  However, while executives and employees love SaaS, security teams often have a different opinion. These apps […]

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Proxy Based SaaS Security

Why it’s time to say goodbye to proxy-based SaaS security

SaaS security solutions like cloud access security brokers (CASB) and cloud-based data loss prevention (DLP) have become a must-have to prevent data leakage and exfiltration in popular cloud apps like Slack, Google Workspace and Office 365.  In theory, these tools give security administrators much needed visibility and control over the sensitive information that resides in […]

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SaaS and SSPM DLP

What is SaaS security posture management (SSPM)?

We all know that cloud apps like Slack, Teams and Google Workspace are the backbone of modern business. But they’re also a huge risk to compliance and security.  Research shows that the average company has a $28 million data breach risk because of exposed data in SaaS environments. Risks like data leakage, compromised credentials and […]

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Slack data security

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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Should your business be worried about Slack security concerns 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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SaaS and SSPM DLP

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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Internal Cybersecurity

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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CISOs and Polymer

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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