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How Clearswift’s Secure Email Gateway aligns to NCSC Email Security Guidelines

Working in cybersecurity is one of the most challenging roles in the organization. Not only are you tasked with keeping the business and its data safe and secure, but you must do so in the face of ever-increasing professionalism and sophistication on the part of cyber-criminals. There are more threats than ever before, and the consequences of a data breach are more significant too. In recent...
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Are Cybersecurity and Data Protection Now Integral to Business Success?

Organizations have had to increase the cybersecurity measures they put in place to keep data safe and secure. Consequently, cybersecurity solutions are more widely deployed, and data protection measures are prioritized more than ever.
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Heads up! New Canadian Data Privacy Act is Around the Corner

The time to prepare to meet soon-to-be-enacted Canadian data privacy regulations is now. Around the world, the awareness of the need to protect the privacy rights of individuals, including the access, transparency, and security of personal information has never been higher.
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New Encryption Guidance Published by UK’s Information Commissioner

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office published update guidance on encryption on 3rd March 2016, amidst concerns that there was a general lack of understanding of how and when to use encryption. It is the lack of appropriate technical measures, such as the use of encryption that has led to a significant number of fines issued in the UK since 2010. There is a risk of bigger fines with the...
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Today’s Email Encryption Options. Which One is Right For You?

Email encryption is the process of encrypting or disguising the content of email messages, protecting sensitive information from being read by anyone other than the intended recipient. With the continual evolution and enforcement of data protection laws, email encryption is more necessary than ever before to protect sensitive data from being exposed unauthorized and to mitigate the risk of data...
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Internal Breaches: The threat that’s too close to home

2018 has already seen a number of high profile data breaches, showcasing just how much of a threat cyber-criminals now pose to organizations. Whilst attacks from external hackers continue to present an ongoing danger to businesses, by unpacking these reported breaches, it is clear that the threat from within the organization is just as great.
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Managing Critical File Transfers

For those wanting to collaborate on a sensitive document, there are a variety of cloud-based solutions that enable this - for sharing a file or simultaneously editing a document. Use of cloud solutions is also required if large files need to be shared.
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How to Neutralize the Rising Threat of Ransomware

There are technology solutions that can be deployed to mitigate the risk of weaponized documents coming into the organization (the most popular route for a ransomware attack), as well as strategies to segregate networks, systems and data to ensure that lateral movement from an infection is minimized.
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How to Prevent The Data Breach That Keeps On Happening

The potential for revealing personally identifiable information (PII) in the ‘To’ or ‘CC’ fields of an email is a risk well understood. Yet despite this, it remains the source of far too many data breaches.
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How to Remove the Data Security Risk from File Transfers

The ability to communicate and share information – both inside and outside the organization – is key to the success of any modern business. Many industries have a requirement to request or share information for compliance purposes and some of that data will be sensitive in nature. For example, HR teams receiving copies of passports, driver’s licenses and bank details for new employees, healthcare...
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How to Prevent Data Exfiltration

To mitigate the threat of data exfiltration, organizations deploy data loss prevention software tools at key egress points – email, web (cloud), and the endpoint. The security software provides visibility of the data being shared (who is sending what to whom) and allows controls to be put in place that prevent sensitive data from leaving the organization and malware from getting in.
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Five Key Points When Preventing Cybersecurity Attacks in a World of Hybrid Working

Although the benefits of homeworking are well-documented and recent events have proven that people can work just as effectively from home as they can from the office, many people will likely want at least a partial return to the workplace.
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Maintaining Cybersecurity During Rapid Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is the process of using digital technologies to create new — or modify existing — business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements.