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May 12, 2020

Every company has workers that have been there from the beginning and worked in every department. They know everything about the company’s processes, and it makes them valuable employees. But they also can access sensitive data, and that makes them dangerous. A periodic user access review can mitigate this danger.

 

Reviewing user access is an essential part of access management. In this article, we discuss why it’s important to review user access rights and what IT regulations require you to do this. Then we arm you with user access review best practices...

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April 29, 2020

Privileged access is granted to certain users so they can perform their work. Yet admin and service accounts often are the causes of cybersecurity incidents since they allow their owners to install and remove software, modify system configurations, and more. Even with privileged access management practices in place, malicious actors can continue to find new ways to compromise your sensitive data. However, a new just-in-time PAM approach promises to improve the situation.

 

In this article, we explain what just-in-time privileged access management is and how it helps...

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April 13, 2020

People tend to trust those they work with: employees, business partners, subcontractors. But these people, who have access to all kinds of corporate data, don’t always prove worthy of such trust. Insider data theft statistics show that one in four employees won’t think twice before stealing sensitive data from their current company if it will help them sign a contract with a competitor. And according to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigation Report, 34% of data breaches in 2018 were caused by insiders.

 

In this article, we investigate the problem...

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March 31, 2020

With the number of insider-related breaches rising every year, employee monitoring is becoming a common practice.

 

Modern employee monitoring solutions help businesses track their employees’ productivity and work attendance, minimize administrative work, and enhance cybersecurity. In this article, we discuss why you should monitor your office staff, list the benefits and shortcomings of doing so, and explore best practices for monitoring your employees efficiently yet respectfully.

Why monitor employees? Pros and cons

 

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March 19, 2020

Cybersecurity specialists treat remote employees as a threat, and they’re right to do so. However, remote work isn’t a temporary trend — it’s here to stay. Between 2017 and 2018, 36 million (or 25%) of US employees sometimes worked at home according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. For lots of specialists, the ability to work outside the office is an important benefit when choosing an employer. Moreover, remote access is required on business trips, for third-party vendors, and during emergencies like pandemics, transport collapses, and extreme weather events....

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