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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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Employee training for remote teams

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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Slack and HIPAA

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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SaaS data security

How to secure data in your SaaS-based collaboration tools

Introduction *News flash*. Your cloud applications are a massive data security risk. We’re not saying don’t use cloud apps, but we are saying: invest in securing them properly. Otherwise, you risk the fallout of a data breach and hefty compliance fine. Here’s everything you need to know about SaaS apps and data security. What’s a […]

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Slack security risks

Top 3 Slack data security risks

  In a little over a decade, the collaboration tool Slack has catapulted into popularity, becoming one of the most widely used SaaS collaboration tools globally. Nowadays, 43% of Fortune 100 businesses use Slack, and it is beloved by startups and small-to-medium sized businesses around the US.  But, while Slack may be great for collaboration […]

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data loss on slack

How to prevent data loss on Slack?

Slack is going from strength to strength as a workplace application. In the hybrid world, it’s being hailed as the backbone of employee productivity – and for a good reason. It’s quick, fast and intuitive to use, enabling employees to communicate with each other instantaneously, without the formality or lag of emails.  However, while Slack is great […]

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wfh

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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