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July 6, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Who Is to Blame for a Data Breach? Answers to the Most Pressing Questions

The Netwrix 2018 IT Risks Report presents new research into the security threats organizations are facing and the actions they are taking to minimize IT risks. The report explores six IT risks: physical damage, intellectual property theft, data loss, data breaches, system disruptions and compliance...
July 6, 2020 | Matt Middleton-Leal

Let Us Close the Awareness-Action Gap in Cyber Security Together

Persuading non-IT personnel to respect information security policies and report on incidents has always been a challenge. Unfortunately, new research shows that there is still no cooperation between regular workers and IT departments in the UK. Overall 60% of respondents consider their colleagues...
October 29, 2019 | Jeff Melnick

5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Employee Theft of Confidential Information

Departing employees can be a big source of data leakage for organizations; in fact, there are at least 5 reasons why departing employees can be a real pain. So we need to take a closer look into how to reduce this risk. Of course, as soon as an employee leaves the company — whether because...
December 4, 2018 | Ryan Brooks

Insider Threat Detection: 10 Techniques for Top-to-Bottom Defense

In a recent post, How to Mitigate the Risk of Employee Data Theft, we looked at employee data theft as one of the top insider threats that can jeopardize your organization’s cyber and information security. We talked about how you can minimize this risk by implementing best practices, such as...
March 27, 2020 | Pierre Dehombreux

7 Tips to Avoid Data Theft by Ex-Employees

By Pierre Dehombreux, Director of Information Technology, Whiteriver Unified School District Disabling the user accounts of fired employees right after their dismissal does not guarantee they won’t break through your defenses. For example, they can bribe friendly and perhaps sympathetic former...
October 29, 2019 | Jeff Melnick

Hot Tips: How to Harden Privileged Account Security

Privileged accounts are user accounts with extended permissions to access systems and data, such as the root account in Unix and Administrator accounts in Windows. Sometimes they are called “the keys to the kingdom” because a privileged account enables you do things ordinary users can’t, such...
March 25, 2019 | Jeff Melnick

Key Lessons Learned from Data Breaches Caused by Privilege Abuse

In a previous blog post, “Privilege Abuse: Threat Alert,” we provided an overview of what privilege abuse is and why this threat is so serious. In today’s post, we will look at the problem from a different angle. We’ll examine four notorious data breaches caused by privileged account abuse...
November 28, 2018 | Ryan Brooks

Top 5 Reasons Why Departing Employees Can Be a Security Nightmare

Employees taking sensitive company information with them when they leave their jobs might seem like the stuff of nightmares, but it’s actually a common true horror story. Biscom’s research, for example, found that one in four respondents took data when leaving a company. It’s easy to find...
March 27, 2020 | Michael Ustinov

How to Mitigate the Risk of Employee Data Theft

Picture your IT infrastructure as a castle where your highly critical data resides. Just a few years ago, to defend those “crown jewels,” you could simply build a moat around the perimeter of the castle. However, times have changed. Businesses still spend billions of dollars a year on firewalls...
March 27, 2019 | Jeff Melnick

Privilege Abuse: Threat Alert

Talking with IT pros, I hear a lot about security issues, and one story is extremely common. The details vary, but at the core is the same threat: privilege account abuse or misuse. In this post, I’ll explain what privilege abuse is, the benefits real companies are realizing by keeping an eye on...
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