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February 17, 2020

Privileged passwords should be used wisely. These credentials, also called secrets, provide a user with access to protected accounts, systems, networking hardware, cloud instances, and applications. Since privileged accounts also have elevated permissions, passwords to these accounts are often targeted by cybercriminals. In fact, weak, reused, and compromised passwords are the cause of 81% of all data breaches according to the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report.

 

One way to secure privileged passwords is by creating and following a sophisticated password...

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January 30, 2020

Insider threat protection is an essential activity for government institutions — and especially for national defense organizations. Although cybersecurity in branches of the armed forces is expected to be robust, it still may have flaws. A 2019 report by the Identity Theft Resource Center shows that there were 2,252,439 sensitive records exposed in the government/military sector in 2019.

 

In this article, we highlight the role of insider threats in the defense industry and list major features of an insider threat protection program for the military. This article...

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January 20, 2020

Today’s banks and financial institutions closely cooperate with various third-party vendors. While such cooperation brings a lot of benefits, it also raises some significant concerns regarding the security of the data and resources these vendors have access to. In fact, according to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, the financial sector is among the most targeted, accounting for about 10% of all data breaches across all industries in 2018.

 

In this article, we discuss the key reasons why financial institutions hire independent contractors...

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January 17, 2020

Ekran System Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of our new US headquarters. We’re saying goodbye to our long-time headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, and are heading for the sunny state of California. Our new office is located in the beautiful city of Newport Beach close to UC Irvine, one of the best public universities in America.

 

 

Since 2013, the Ekran System team has been working hard to bring to life a one-of-a-kind platform that addresses all types of user-based risks. The Ekran team has managed to combine...

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December 17, 2019

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a US law that establishes privacy standards for patients’ medical records and health information. It was enacted in 1996 to protect patients as well as medical institutions and healthcare providers. HIPAA defines specific rules for protecting the privacy and security of personally identifiable health information. 

 

Complying with HIPAA is tricky, as it consists of multiple rules and regulations. But following them is vital if you want to secure your data and avoid penalties. In this article...

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