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March Madness Challenge for Cybersecurity Professionals

Let the madness begin! The NCAA Basketball “madness” is different for everyone. Some experience the madness after a gut-wrenching triple overtime victory by their alma mater, while others after a buzzer beater shot from half-court by a 16th ranked Cinderella underdog that instantly knocks-out one of your final four selections. However, to me there is nothing more maddening, in the delightful sense...
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Winning at RSA Conference 2016

RSA Conference 2016 - Clearswift is all powered up for a huge three days of demonstrating our truly game changing adaptive DLP solution...
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8 Reasons Why DLP is Now Practical for SMB, Education and Local Government Organizations

While SMBs and public sector organizations were not the primary target for cyber-attacks and data breaches when DLP solutions were first brought to market, newer automated threats via malware and data theft monetization strategies (i.e. identify theft, ransomware, etc.) have made it more efficient and profitable to focus on smaller organizations that were apparently in the clear. As a result, the...
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USBs: The Inconspicuous Enemy

At around three centimetres in length and weighing less than 30 grams on average, the USB flash drive would appear to be a relatively innocuous storage device, but losing or inserting an unknown USB into a personal or company computer could have devastating consequences. With over 22,000 USB sticks being left in the pockets of clothing sent to Britain’s dry cleaners, alone last year, we thought it...
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Malware in Attachments - Stop Them Striking Your Organization

Recently, we have been hearing from our customers and partners of a concerning increase in the number of sophisticated malware attacks which are striking organizations. These are not simple attacks, but involve compromising reputable web servers in order to deliver malware infected content. The good news is that there is a solution to this – but why are traditional methods simply not working?
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And the Award for “Best Data Loss Prevention” Solution Goes to…

It’s that time of year again; to roll out the red carpet, dress up in designer fashions and announce the nominations for the industry’s best information security solutions. Yes, while millions of movie fans around the world anxiously await their favorite celebrity to be adorned with prestigious accolades for their cinematic performances, nothing can impact the safety of their day-to-day digital...
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Your Holiday Security Checklist

Are you ready for the holidays? As everyone wraps up for their holiday break, have you ensured that your organization is set to handle anything and everything when it comes to security while you’re out of the office? Stay ahead of the game by following our quick holiday security checklist. And don’t forget to check it twice!
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New Email-Embedded Malware Getting Through Major AV Scans

Clearswift has recently been approached by a number of top cybersecurity teams and organizations to help them address an increasing threat of ongoing attempts to deliver embedded malware hidden in email attachments that is automatically activated by malicious scripting code. The sophistication and continuous morphing of delivery methods have made it so these new malware variants go undetected and...
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What Is Adaptive Data Loss Prevention?

There’s a bewildering volume of data in modern business. IDC has predicted that by 2025 there will be 175 zettabytes of data in the world, a figure that's almost impossible to conceive. While this data will not be of interest to many people, there will be some that is highly prized indeed. Data has become highly valuable IP for many organizations, and the need to keep it protected from cyber...
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Don’t Let “Dropbox” Cloud Your Security Controls

File Synchronisation and Sharing (FSS), or Cloud Storage solutions such as Dropbox, Onedrive, and Google Drive, enable individuals to sync and share documents, photos and other files across multiple platforms and devices. The success of Cloud Storage is largely driven by the consumer adoption of mobile devices and mobile workers requirements to access documents anywhere on any device. Cloud...
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Need to Know, or Really, Really Need to Know?

From the latest set of statistics released as part of the Clearswift Insider Threat Index, the one that really caught my eye, was the fact that 35% of employees say they have access to information above their pay grade.
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The Seven Deadly Sins of Cyber Security

To help both IT and business managers better understand where their risks lie, Clearswift asked 4,000 people worldwide what common security faux pas they had made.
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Standalone DLP Solutions – Are They Right for You?

Scanning all the latest security news is a normal part of my daily activity, when I came across a SearchSecurity article by Michael Heller on the value and future of data loss prevention.