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September 28, 2022

Privileged users are an essential part of any organization. However, with access to commercial secrets and to the most vulnerable parts of the corporate network, they can pose high risks to your corporate cybersecurity. For this reason, the more privileges users have, the closer they need to be monitored.


Furthermore, privileged user monitoring (PUM) is a requirement of multiple laws, regulations, and data security standards including PCI DSS, SOX, NIST SP 800 171, NIST 800-53, GDPR and HIPAA. In this post, we describe the top 10 PUM best practices for improving the...

July 07, 2021

Securing an organization’s sensitive data is hard, especially when the danger comes from within. A careless coworker may insecurely share credentials, an intruder may compromise an account, or a malicious insider may misuse their access rights. According to the 2020 Cost of Insider Threats Report [PDF] by IBM, 60% of organizations experienced more than 20 insider-related incidents in 2019.


One promising solution to prevent insider threats is user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA). Introducing a UEBA mechanism to your cybersecurity program can help you detect...

August 11, 2020

Education is a strictly regulated industry in which robust cybersecurity protection is a must. Data breaches can cost a fortune for schools and universities, since the loss of students’ personal information and other critical data brings reputational damage alongside fines for regulatory non-compliance.


In the US in 2019 there were 348 publicly disclosed K-12 school-related cybersecurity incidents — triple the number in 2018. In this article, we explain the importance of cybersecurity monitoring for educational institutions, explore the main laws and...

June 02, 2020

High employee productivity is vital for your business’s success. Yet only 34% of US employees are engaged with their work (and 13% are actively disengaged) according to a 2018 poll by Gallup. But the productivity of even the most engaged employees tends to decrease over time. Workers require constant support to stay productive. This is especially important when dealing with remote employees, as they aren’t within their manager’s eyesight and have lots of domestic distractions.


User activity monitoring (UAM) is a common solution for issues with...

March 31, 2020

With the number of insider-related breaches rising every year, employee monitoring is becoming a common practice.


Modern employee monitoring solutions help businesses track their employees’ productivity and work attendance, minimize administrative work, and enhance cybersecurity. In this article, we discuss why you should monitor your office staff, list the benefits and shortcomings of doing so, and how to record user sessions and monitor their activities efficiently yet respectfully.

Why monitor employees? Pros and cons