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The Clearswift Blog covers all the latest IT Security news as it applies to you and your business.

The consequences of a data breach: why fines are just the tip of the iceberg

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 16:24

When it comes to the true ramifications of a data breach, suffering a financial penalty imposed by the ICO is just the tip of the iceberg. Although significant, fines are only one aspect financial...

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Computing Security Excellence Awards 2019

Clearswift wins DLP Award at Computing Security Excellence Awards

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:50

Today, we are thrilled to announce our 2019 Computing Security Excellence Award win for Data Loss Prevention (email and web) – the second consecutive win for us at the awards! The Computing Security...

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How to neutralize the rising threat of ransomware

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 15:33

Earlier this month it was reported that the average pay-out for cybercriminals targeting individuals and businesses has increased to over $41,000 in Q3 of 2019, a growth of 13.1% over the previous...

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The top 3 emerging technologies posing a cyber-threat to our Critical National Infrastructure

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 15:57

In the last few years, we’ve seen digital transformation take over the mindset of businesses and there has been a huge push to ensure that organizations in all sectors are adopting technology that is...

Read More Tags: Adaptive Redaction Email Security Web Security Advanced Threat Protection Cyber Security Data Loss Prevention
Data Loss Prevention in Images

Next Generation Cyber Threats: Images

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 14:29

Cybersecurity is probably the most rapidly changing area of IT, and cyber-criminals are becoming increasingly more sophisticated in their bid to breach an organization's security and steal their...

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Cyber Training

Cyber Security Training for Staff: Getting It Right

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 15:31

It’s only been in recent years that businesses have come to realize the true ramifications of a data breach; it’s not just about the fines, reputational damage impacts both customer and suppliers,...

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Employee Security Training

Fighting the War at Home: How Your Employees are Your Greatest Asset in the Battle Against Data Loss

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 14:00

Sun Tzu once stated that: “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting” and two and a half thousand years later his rhetoric stands the test of time, as today we are seeing this...

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Cloud-based business

A business world in the Clouds

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 14:14

Safeguarding against the security pitfalls of Cloud-Based Platforms
Majority of us are intimately familiar with the concept of ‘the Cloud’, the seemingly omnipresent information sharing and storage...

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