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Internal Threat

Internal breaches: The threat that’s too close to home

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 09:04

There were 5,207 breaches in 2017, a 20% increase from the previous year. However, despite a common belief that attacks mostly involve cyber espionage or are state-sponsored, our research found that...

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Weaponizing GDPR

Weaponizing GDPR: When right to be forgotten gets ugly

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:38

It’s estimated that just 61% of UK businesses were ready for the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on 25th May, meaning almost 40% of organizations are not compliant with...

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Shadow-IT

Cloud Storage, File Sharing Apps and GDPR: This Could Get Ugly Fast!

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 10:39

Cloud storage services and file sharing apps such as Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are so widely adopted by employees—knowingly or unknowingly by their IT departments—that most...

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GDPR Compliance

The GDPR deadline is here – so what next?

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:11

It’s finally here, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in full effect. Is that a sigh of relief I hear? Well, it shouldn’t be too heavy a sigh, there’s still work to be done!
The...

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Cybersecurity Tech Accord 2018

Principles grounded in action will be critical to the success of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 09:46

This year’s RSA Conference saw 34 technology companies sign a pledge, outlining their commitment to ensuring better security in cyberspace for citizens and businesses alike. The Cybersecurity Tech...

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Email Encryption

Today’s Email Encryption Options. Which one is right for you?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:37

Email encryption is the process of encrypting or disguising the content of email messages, protecting sensitive information from being read or accessed by anyone other than the intended recipient....

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Unintended Email Recipient

Stray emails: How to prevent a critical cyber security vulnerability

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:50

The pervasive threat that cybercriminals pose to the security of critical information has dominated media headlines over the past year. Major data breaches, from Uber’s data theft cover up to the 147...

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GDPR Worldwide

GDPR - it’s not just for Europe: Protection of data at the World Cup in Russia, Tokyo Olympics, and beyond

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 13:17

With the World Cup in Russia this summer and the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020 further down the line; organizations conducting business around the event will face unprecedented challenges with...

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