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The Road to Data Loss is Paved with Malicious Intentions

Employees are often cited as one of the top reasons data loss occurs. Whether negligent or malicious, insiders, with high levels of physical and digital access to sensitive information, have the power to inflict the most damage to a company’s data security. According to the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2017, negligence accounts for up to 53% of all cyberattacks businesses suffer, depending on the industry sector, while malicious insiders only for up to 25%. However, ill-intent, because it intentionally targets valuable information, is the biggest danger a company faces from the inside. Therefore, it is well worth keeping an eye on disgruntled employees.

Warning signs include virulent disagreements with management or company policies, poor evaluations that might spark discontent and transition to other places of employment. Companies often see a spike in sensitive…

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Top 5 User Mistakes That Lead to Data Loss in the Cloud

Cloud services have become a crucial and integrated part of modern IT systems and their security has been continually debated since their emergence. Big cloud service providers such as Amazon and Salesforce have argued that their systems benefit from the kind of heavy-duty state-of-the-art security features smaller businesses are unlikely to ever invest in, making their data less vulnerable in the cloud than on their own servers. However, using cloud services opens data up to easier access and potential breaches. It is, in fact, one of its biggest selling points: data access from anywhere anytime. And while it’s in tune with today’s increasingly mobile, globalized world, it also means that companies have to deal with more vulnerabilities, not necessarily from the cloud services themselves that, as stated above, have taken security concerns very seriously, but from one of …

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Is Your Data at Rest Safe?

With recent surges in hacker attacks and leaks, it seems that sensitive data has never been more vulnerable. And with every aspect of businesses becoming digitized, we are increasingly relying on third party solutions, whether antivirus, Data Loss Prevention, encryption and other solutions to keep our data safe.

Sensitive data comes in different shapes depending on the sector a business is part of. It can take the form of credit card numbers, medical records or social security numbers, but regardless of its actual content we can distinguish three different states it can be found in: data at rest, data in use and data in motion. These three types of data present different levels of vulnerability and different challenges when it comes to their protection.

Data at rest is static data stored on hard drives that is archived or not often accessed or modified. Data in use refers to data that is …

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Discover Endpoint Protector 5 – new UI, eDiscovery updates and many other enhancements

We are excited to unveil the newest version of our Data Loss Prevention solution: Endpoint Protector 5, presenting important updates and a brand new redesigned interface. Our aim, as always, is to constantly enhance the data protection features, while offering an intuitive user experience.
Endpoint Protector 5 presents some essential changes.
With a more intuitive design, the complex process of securing data becomes easier. IT Admins can benefit from a more user-friendly, modern, and responsive interface of the management console.

Key features and benefits of the new UI include:

  • Faster access to certain features, such as DLP blacklists and whitelists, which have been included in the main menu as a separate section
  • Flexibility – IT Administrators are now able to manage policies and check reports from any device, from desktop to tablet due to the responsive console
  • Intuitive
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CoSoSys included in the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention

Next to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention, CSOs, IT Managers, and other IT security professionals can take advantage of the most recent research published by Gartner: the Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention by Brian Reed and Deborah Kish. The research evaluates DLP products for three use cases: regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection and data visibility and monitoring. Scores have been assigned on a scale of 1 to 5 and derived from nine critical capabilities.

  • DLP Endpoint
  • DLP Discovery
  • DLP Network
  • Ease of Deployment
  • Configuration Flexibility
  • DLP Advanced Detection
  • Internationalization Support
  • DLP Management System
  • DLP Vendor Integrations

We are happy to be included in the research and we believe that the scores reflect our strong DLP capabilities, with a focus on endpoint DLP, with advanced detection techniques,…

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5 Data Security Mistakes Enterprises Can’t Afford to Make

We use the word “enterprise” for a good reason. Big companies or enterprises with more than 500 employees represent complex ecosystems with incredible resources, structures and more importantly, substantial know-how and data. Information security in these organizations is quite challenging and requires significant efforts from several departments and business unit managers, not only the IT department. But does the joint effort really exist? Or it is only a desire of the idealistic IT security vendors? What other recommended practices are not followed in enterprises?

Let’s see what are the 5 most common data security mistakes enterprises can’t afford to make:

1. Failing to make information security a business component

In an enterprise, let’s say, in the clothes manufacturing industry, having a data breach with the unreleased clothes designs is as bad as delaying…

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HIPAA Basics and The Role of DLP in Meeting Compliance

Health-related data is moving more and more from paper to electronic records, determining changes in how healthcare organizations or other industries processing healthcare records are managing and protecting their data today. Businesses that are involved in any way with the use or management of PHI (personal health information) of individuals, need to ensure that they secure their sensitive data against loss or leakage, by following security guidelines, like HIPAA, in order to avoid penalties.

What is HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, HIPAA, provides data privacy and security measures for protecting medical information. The legislation is designed to protect the ePHI (electronic protected health information) of individuals, like Social Security Numbers, medical ID numbers, credit card numbers, drivers’ license numbers, home address,…

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CoSoSys Recognized in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention

We are very happy to let you know that we have been included in the February 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention. As new entrants, we are proud to be positioned the furthest in the Niche Players quadrant.

Vendors have been evaluated based on the ability to execute and the completeness of vision. These two dimensions include several criteria like product or service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market execution, customer experience, innovation, and other business and technical aspects. All criteria and their weight are detailed in the report.

We believe one of the factors for our inclusion by Gartner was our ability to help organizations protect data against leakages and theft on Windows, macOS, and Linux, with support for printers, terminal servers and other virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) thin clients. We also think that a big contribution…

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Endpoint Protector 4 is Winner at the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards 2017

February 15, 2017 Author: Data Loss Prevention 1 Comment

The 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor companies and individuals that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security. Winners are being chosen based on the strength of the nomination and the popular vote by the Information Security Community.

“Congratulations to CoSoSys for winning the Data Leakage Prevention category of the 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards,” said Holger Schulze, founder of the Information Security Community on LinkedIn which organizes the awards program. “With over 450 entries, the 2017 awards are highly competitive. All winners and finalists reflect the very best in leadership, excellence, and innovation in today’s cybersecurity industry.”

For us, it’s the 2nd year to participate in the DLP Solution of the Year category. We are proud that this year, and in 2016 as well, Endpoint Protector 4 …

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Macs in Enterprises Today and 5 Steps to Secure Their Data

From a niche player, Apple succeeded to have a general-purpose enterprise use nowadays. Once best suited only for creative roles in design, photography or marketing, today Macs experience a growing adoption in enterprises as a result of a higher demand from all employees. One of the top reasons is the low total cost of ownership; an enterprise could save from $265 to $535 over a four-year period for each employee who uses a Mac over a PC. Apple knows that and their strategy reflects in every release and every product they launch.

Take the macOS Sierra, for example. Currently, its adoption has reached 38% among Mac users, while Windows 10 has less than 25%. When we look at the features that were released in September, we see two things – Apple’s desire to strengthen their market share by unifying users’ experience with all Apple products and their convenience and ease of …

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