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Angela Lepadatu
Angela is Marketing Professional @ CoSoSys with experience in research, PR, copywriting as well as business development for Endpoint Protector, giving her a broad view on IT Security industry and the ability to translate complex technologies into simple terms. She thinks that data security tools and any other technology go hand in hand with the human factor and that education is important in this regard.


Do not let the trivial webcam turn into security disasters

Last year, Mark Zuckerberg, has incidentally revealed the simple security measures he takes to secure his MacBook: webcam and mic covered with tape. In short time, the story was covered by many news outlets, drawing everyone’s attention to the security issues. Many asked themselves why he would do such a paranoid thing. Is Mark’s fear of being seen and listened justified? If we think about the possibilities of exploiting webcams, and the fact that there’s even the smallest chance of being watched or heard without our permission, then, Mark’s concerns are totally legit. Taking into consideration the level of success of its business, he has been probably the target of many cyber attacks attempts.
Just imagine yourself sitting home, having a glass of wine and working on your laptop in your pajamas when suddenly your webcam light starts to blink, recording every…

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Extending your InfoSec policies with EasyLock Enforced Encryption

September 29, 2016 Author: Encryption 0 Comments

Not long ago we released the revamped USB Enforced Encryption from Endpoint Protector 4 DLP which has been implemented successfully by many of our customers. We received great feedback, so we want to share more details about this solution with you.

What is Enforced Encryption?

For some time now, Enforced Encryption has become a best practice for security in case of USB devices, e-mail, internal HDDs, communications protocols, etc. Currently, we provide Enforced Encryption for USB devices allowing organizations to remotely deploy EasyLock, USB encryption software through Endpoint Protector 4 and thus forcing users to use only encrypted devices while transferring data. Instead of denying access to these devices, which would be unpractical, with the USB Enforced Encryption you protect data in case USB drives are lost or stolen.

Enforced Encryption is used for two strong reasons:…

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Are you GDPR compliant yet?

There is still time until 2018, but have you sketched a game plan yet? The General Data Protection (GDPR) regulation makes a big statement about individuals’ private data and their right to request data controllers and processors to delete, correct, and forward their data. In consequence, GDPR comes with significant changes compared to the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC involving operational changes in organizations. So, if you haven’t started to prepare for the new regulation, you better start today.

Let’s see how the game plan would look like in order to maximize your chances of getting to the finish line without spending too many resources.

1. Make sure key people are aware of the changes

Chief Security Officers, IT Managers, CEOs, business unit managers, etc. have to be informed on the legal changes the GDPR imposes and should make sure they translate them into plain,…

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CoSoSys supports students in mastering the DLP technology

I didn’t learn about data security in middle school or high school. Chances are, neither did you and, probably most of your kids either. The majority of schools do not have special programs or curriculum to emphasize the importance of data security or even a solid implementation for their networks to prevent data breaches. But data security and privacy should be a mandatory subject in all schools and universities and, along the pupils or students, professors, and other staff should also be trained, just like in any organization.

Think also about the fact that today’s millennials are entering the labor market, ending up handling companies’ critical data. Future generations will probably be even more connected to technology and the Internet, so it’s not too late to start information security classes in schools and other education facilities. If kids and students don’t have…

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CoSoSys’ research at Infosec Europe 2016 reveals USB devices still represent a big threat

In 2016 – the year of IoT innovations, wearable technology, and cloud computing – we have discovered some interesting facts. What is considered by many an “old-fashioned”, obsolete or close to extinction tool – the USB storage device–plays an interesting role in today’s work environment. Aside from the many customers that have implemented our Device Control solution to monitor and control how portable storage devices, like USB thumb drives, are being used, we also wanted to get a pulse from the 2016 Infosecurity visitors. Therefore, one of our main objectives as an exhibitor at this year’s event, on top of showcasing our DLP and MDM solutions, was to gather more information about visitors’ policies towards the use of USB devices. We conducted a research by surveying 180 respondents working in organizations from different verticals, most of them from the UK, but…

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Let’s Talk Data Loss Prevention at InfoSec Europe, booth #G147

Infosecurity is Europe’s largest conference on information security, featuring over 315 exhibitors and presenting the most diverse range of products and services. There will around 12,006 unique visitors from every segment of the industry. This year’s edition, like the previous one, will be held at Olympia, London from 7th to 9th June 2016. You can check the venue program and location here.

We will attend as an exhibitor for the 3rd time to showcase our main product: Endpoint Protector 4, cross-platform award-winning DLP solution.

“We are glad to participate for the 3rd time as exhibitors at the Europe’s biggest Infosecurity conference and exhibition. During the entire event, our team will greet visitors at our booth with insights into DLP technology and 1:1 demos. We invite you to join us for 3 days of great interactions,” says Roman Foeckl, founder and CEO of CoSoSys.…

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DLP in hospitality – a success story at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok

The quality of the services and safety are extremely important in the hospitality industry. Hotels do not only have to ensure their guests feel welcomed and comfortable but also safe and safety goes further than safe deposit boxes for valuable assets or money that most hotels provide in each room. Hotels are obliged to protect their customers’ data against data leakage, theft or loss and to secure it against cyber attacks. People usually are not aware of this, but hotels hold a lot of private records, like credit card numbers, e-mail addresses, company data, for business travelers, ID numbers, and other sensitive data. I was never curious how hotels protect or what they do with my personal details, but that’s something that each of us should investigate. You wouldn’t want your vacation to turn into a disaster because the hotel where you are staying suffered a breach and you have to …

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Close Look into Insider and External Threats

One challenge we face many times is related to the confusion between the threats our Data Loss Prevention and Mobile Device Management solutions address. Even though DLP has become very popular and, while it has not reached maturity, pretty much any IT Manager or CSO knows what DLP is, but there is still some confusion regarding the risks it minimizes or what user behavior is controlled. In fact, data security is so complex, that the confusion regarding on how threats act and how software responds extend to other solutions as well, not only DLP.
To bring some clarity into what DLP covers, we need to make a distinction between external and internal threat vectors:

Insider threats

For a complete protection, organizations must also address the biggest threat of the 21st century – insider threats. While IT Administrators are busy securing the network and setting up the firewall to make sure…

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Introducing the refined USB Enforced Encryption from Endpoint Protector 4 DLP

With each product update, we strive to make IT administrators’ experience better and to enhance data security features, with the final scope to prevent data losses and data thefts in organizations. Today I would like to drill down into the refined cross-platform Enforced Encryption module (available for Windows and Mac OS X), the most recent release for Endpoint Protector 4, our DLP and MDM solution.

We call Enforced Encryption…

The capability of automatically encrypting data on USB storage devices and authorizing the use of only encrypted USB devices. We do this with the correlation between Endpoint Protector 4 Data Loss Prevention product and the EasyLock, password-protected USB encryption software. Referring strictly to the DLP tool, it monitors two main channels as exit points for sensitive data: portable storage devices and online applications and services. Besides…

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Panama Papers – massive breach, worldwide consequences

Up until now, pretty much everybody knows about the Panama Papers. If you’re not living in a bunker with no connection to the outside world, there is no way you didn’t find out about the biggest data breach in history. It is bigger than WikiLeaks or the Snowden leak. While the media is extensively covering this subject, IT security industry experts have been more or less silent, maybe because it is a highly sensitive subject. It is the kind of happening that you do not know how to classify because there are too many implications and with each day passing by, the snowball effect is getting bigger and bigger.

We just want to express our thoughts about this massive breach and we’re summing up some of the discoveries, to keep you up to date.

So, here are the facts until now:
  • Over a year ago an anonymous source started sending documents which gathered up to 11.5 million documents (2.6 terabytes of
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