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February 09, 2021

Every company has plenty of insiders: employees, business partners, third-party vendors. They all have a certain level of access to corporate infrastructure and business data: some have limited access to general information of low value, while others can easily access the most valuable and sensitive data.

 

This access is what makes insiders one of the greatest threats to a company’s cybersecurity. And this is why it’s important to understand what an insider attack is. In this article, we take a detailed look at insider threats in cybersecurity, the causes of...

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January 30, 2021

Is your sensitive data secure?

 

It’s no exaggeration: any company can fall victim to cyber crime. Reports of cyber attacks come from government organizations, educational and healthcare institutions, banks, law firms, nonprofits, and many other organizations.

 

Hackers, insider threats, ransomware, and other dangers are out there.

 

Smart businesses are investing more in cybersecurity to eliminate risks and keep their sensitive data safe, and this has already brought the first results. Look at our infographic...

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January 26, 2021

Insider threats are expensive. The average cost of an insider threat rose to $11.45 million according to the 2020 Cost Of Insider Threats Global Report [PDF] by the Ponemon Institute. Companies have to spend a fortune on lawsuits, fines for non-compliance with security requirements, and to mitigate the consequences of cybersecurity incidents. Not to mention the negative impact such incidents have on an organization’s reputation.

 

To efficiently handle cybersecurity incidents, you need to know what to expect and be able to mitigate security risks before they...

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January 13, 2021

When faced with a real-life cybersecurity threat, few organizations know what steps to take first in order to handle the incident and minimize its impact on the business. Having a well-thought-through cyber security incident response plan (IRP) in place is the only way to get yourself fully prepared for dealing with this kind of situation.

 

In this article, we’ll tell you in detail how you can build an IRP that perfectly fits the needs of your business.

 

Why is having an incident response plan so important?

 

What is an...

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January 12, 2021

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is often considered the strictest regulation in the world for securing users’ private data. It applies to all organizations that process the personal data of European Union citizens and residents, and the fines for non-compliance reach up to €20 million.

 

In this article, we explore the nature of this regulation, list its key principles, and offer a seven-step checklist for meeting GDPR compliance requirements. This article will be helpful for companies that already follow the GDPR and for those who are going to...

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