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November 21, 2018 | Ryan Brooks

Securing Your Servers with Windows Defender, AppLocker, SCT and More

Malware — computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware and so one — is a continuous threat to organizations because it can damage devices and enable unauthorized parties to access the network remotely to collect and transmit sensitive information. Windows Server 2016 includes the...
March 25, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

What Is Privilege Escalation?

Privilege escalation is a common threat vector for adversaries, which allows them to enter organizations’ IT infrastructure and seek permissions to steal sensitive data, disrupt operations and create backdoors for future attacks. Elevated privileges open doors for attackers to mess with security...
January 30, 2019 | Matt Middleton-Leal

Four Tips for Building a Strong Security Culture in Your Organization

Today, nearly every organization relies on stable and secure IT operations, so cyber risks merit the same careful attention as other types of risks. Top leaders understand this: The World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Risk Report claims that most influential movers and shakers view cyber attacks...
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...
June 26, 2017 | Ilia Sotnikov

Stay Cyber Aware: 5 Ultimate Cyber Security Strategies

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Netwrix supports the collaboration initiative of the US government and the IT industry and publishes 5 ultimate cyber security strategies that IT managers should keep in consideration to ensure their companies’ safety.  Implementation of these...
July 6, 2020 | Alex Vovk

State of Visibility into IT Environment

Failure to quickly spot malicious activity and investigate the issue often impacts business processes. Damage may occur in various forms: data breaches, operational downtime, noncompliance etc. All of them eventually lead to financial losses and affect customer loyalty. Thus, visibility is vital...
March 27, 2019 | Jeff Melnick

The 2016 Netwrix Customer Survey

The 2016 Netwrix Customer Survey was carried out from December 2015 to January 2016. It involved feedback of 376 paying customers who represent companies of various industries and sizes located worldwide. The survey found that Netwrix customers managed to achieve the following results: IT...
July 6, 2020 | Michael Fimin

Top 5 cybercrime patterns to watch out for in 2016

Netwrix predictions: What types of cybercrime will potentially affect U.S. companies in the coming year. According to the Chronology of Data Breaches by Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization that aims to raise awareness about how technology affects personal privacy, the number of...
July 6, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

5 Jedi IT Security Tenets To Defend Against Data Breaches

Star Wars is not just a cultural phenomenon, it is a story that can be interpreted in many ways, even as a data breach case.  The everlasting battle between hackers and IT pros very much resembles the war between the light and the dark sides from the Star Wars movies. By learning from failure and...
March 27, 2019 | Jeff Melnick

How Should IT Handle User Termination

Employment termination, as well as taking aboard the new hires, is an ongoing process for every organization. People get fired, quit/resign, replacements are found – it’s a never-ending story. IT departments, among others, have to handle account deletions and other actions related to employee...
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