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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?

 

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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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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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