Ekran System Blog

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June 30, 2022

Access control is one of the most important cybersecurity practices. Careful adjustment of users’ access rights helps to secure sensitive data and reduces the chance of a successful attack.


However, choosing an access control model relevant to your organization can be tricky. In one of our previous posts, we reviewed role-based and attribute-based access control models. This article discusses use cases for mandatory and discretionary access control models. We also compare two approaches — discretionary vs mandatory access control (DAC vs MAC) — to...

June 15, 2022

System administrators hold the keys to your organization’s cybersecurity. However, their accounts can also be a source of cybersecurity risks to your company. Both cybercriminals and malicious administrators can exploit the elevated privileges for their own benefit.


In this article, we explore key risks coming from admin accounts and offer seven effective practices you can adopt to secure administrative access to your organization’s critical systems and data.


Why system administrators deserve special attention



June 01, 2022

Knowledge is power. Especially in the hands of your competitors.


Information about your company, its products and services, finances, sales, and marketing strategy is a weapon of modern economic warfare.


That’s why it’s important to ensure that your organization’s data is well-protected.


In this article, we explain (with real-life examples) how corporate spies attack and discuss how to prevent industrial espionage. You will learn what measures to take to keep your business secrets safe and sound.

May 18, 2022

Ekran System is glad to announce new capabilities for integrating with Microsoft Power BI that will help you simplify data processing and visualization.


Since the majority of our customers use Microsoft Power BI to visualize data, optimizing the Ekran System API for working with this tool was a top priority for us. Now, you can easily and quickly export your monitoring data from Ekran System directly to a report template of your choice in Power BI.


With Ekran System’s new capabilities, you can visualize the following data in a few clicks...

May 11, 2022

Rights and powers mean access to data. And sometimes, when an employee feels a lack of control, they can use the data they’ve been given access to for their own benefit. This misuse can threaten an organization’s data security or even lead to a data breach. Data misuse was in the top seven categories of threat actions in 2020 according to the Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). For organizations, data misuse may lead to costly lawsuits and loss of reputation.


In this article, we show real-life situations where data misuse led to...