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December 28, 2020

Insiders remain one of the key threats to corporate cybersecurity. But insider threats are changing: they’re becoming more frequent, trickier to detect, more damaging, and, ultimately, more costly. Industry statistics and reports on insider threats help us detect those trends and upgrade our security to combat them.

 

In this article, we summarize key takeaways from 2020 insider threat statistic prepared by industry experts and analyze how the data in these reports can help you understand risks and adjust your cybersecurity measures accordingly.

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December 02, 2020

Cooperation is the key to success. Working with third parties helps businesses increase their productivity and efficiency, produce better products and services, employ highly qualified experts, and cut costs. But all these benefits come at the price of increased cybersecurity risks.

 

Minor flaws in your third-party vendor’s security and privacy routines may turn into cybersecurity weaknesses for your company. In this article, we analyze the particular cybersecurity risks related to third parties and how you can mitigate them.

 

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November 18, 2020

Employees know all the ins and outs of a company’s infrastructure and cybersecurity tools. That’s why we witness hundreds of malicious and inadvertent insider attacks that lead to data breaches and harm companies. Such attacks often lead to financial and reputational losses and may even ruin a business.

 

In this article, we discuss the reasons for and consequences of five benchmark data breaches caused by insiders and consider how Ekran System can protect your company from similar threats. 

Insider threats and their consequences

 

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November 04, 2020

System administrators hold the key to your organization’s cybersecurity. However, sysadmin accounts can pose risks to your company. On the one hand, their elevated access rights are targets for hackers and malicious users. On the other hand, there’s a risk of administrators themselves abusing their privileges.

 

In this article, we explore the types and responsibilities of sysadmins and define the risks related to their work. We also offer seven effective practices to secure your critical systems and data.

Why do system administrators matter?

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October 21, 2020

Educational institutions handle tremendous amounts of data and have access to personal, financial, and healthcare information of both students and staff. However, this exposes them to cybersecurity risks. In 2019, the US was hit by multiple ransomware attacks that impacted 89 universities, colleges, and school districts — up to 1,233 institutions were potentially affected.

 

Although US federal laws impose strict cybersecurity rules, the vast number of these rules (and the constant updates to them) make it challenging for educational institutions to meet all...

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