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Sure Ways to Fail in Data Security

When it comes to data protection and regulatory compliance, most of the organizations are not taking into consideration all risk factors that could hinder the security process. The lack of awareness and preparation can lead businesses into failing to protect their company data and preventing data breaches that could cost them their reputation.

No BYOD Policies

According to a research study, uncontrolled user access to data and poor management of where data is stored are two of the biggest mistakes regarding a company’s data security.
Reaching compliance is already a complex process, but companies allowing their employees to transfer data inside and outside the network makes it even more difficult. No employee training or monitoring, along with no BYOD policies is a sure road to failure for any business.
The study shows that a lot of IT professionals (69%) allow employees to transfer…

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What CASBs Can and Cannot Do to Secure Your Data

Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) became popular in 2016 and are continuing to get attention from companies, research analysts, and the media. They have emerged as a response to the security and compliance issues caused by cloud adoption and offer visibility into data security threats related to cloud apps usage. CASBs usually sit between users and cloud apps, acting like a gateway to intercept users’ activity and offer control and compliance. The interesting part is that they combine a sum of functionalities from different other existing solutions – firewalls, SIEM, Data Loss Prevention, encryption, and others.

Just to make sure CASBs are not confused with other tools, let’s see what CASBs can and cannot do to secure your data.

CASBs CAN

1. Provide visibility into cloud apps use

CASBs can detect file uploads and downloads and data traffic for approved or unapproved apps…

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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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IoT – Not a Matter of the Future Anymore!

December 15, 2016 Author: Other security topics 0 Comments

With actual real-life successful implementations in many industries, we have to stop talking about the Internet of Things as an innovation of the future, a next generation technology. IoT is already here, it is changing our lives every day without even noticing and, in no time, we will not be able to imagine life without it. And if you are concerned that your refrigerator might know your dietary habits better than you, do not stress about it. Sooner or later you will come to peace with it.
Currently, Internet of Things (IoT) can be divided into five niche markets: smart cities, connected cars or smart transportation, smart homes, industrial internet, and wearables.
In the next few examples, we will see how IoT is currently used, what value it brings to many existing systems and how will it evolve, as well as what risks it presents.

1. Smart cities

One of the challenges IoT addresses is sustainable…

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8 Data Security Risks You Should Be Aware of on Black Friday

November 21, 2016 Author: Other security topics 0 Comments

Black Friday is that day of the year when consumerization is at its peak. Everybody is searching for bargains, many even take a day off and, in many US states, it has been declared a public holiday. That means something.

The shopping buzz has determined in the last few years an increase in cyber attacks due to poor data security knowledge, and more creative and sophisticated methods used by attackers.

With a high shopping fever syndrome, people will spend hours online on various e-commerce websites, to take full advantage of Black Friday and the weekend offers, but they will unwittingly put at risk their private data and their employer’s data security, because many people search for deals from the work computer, on the company network, or from home, where protection is weaker.

The number of phishing attacks, especially against payment systems and online stores will start to bloom with…

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