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Like, Share and Destroy: How to Protect Your Business From the Social Media Threat

Social media is now the window to any business. 83% of organizations use social media as a marketing tactic, making it the most popular marketing tool. It is updated far more regularly than any website and businesses build a following based on publishing engaging content regularly. While businesses see the importance of using social media to quickly build their brand and reputation, there has been...
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‘Discovering’ Critical Data Stored On The Endpoint

Clearswift’s Endpoint DLP (Data Loss Prevention) solution leverages the same Deep Content Inspection Engine (DCI) which is used in its core SECURE Gateway products. The DCI can be used to scan saved files (referred to as data at rest (DAR)) on various endpoints, to identify potential data breach risks or non-compliance with company policy. For example, there may be spreadsheets containing PCI or...
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Clearswift Endpoint Data Loss Prevention

Learn about the three key components to endpoint data loss prevention; device control, content transfer control and encryption, and discovering critical information at rest.
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Phishing with Invisible Ink

You might remember as a child, there was a revelation…invisible ink. Stepping forward to today, there is now a new type of phishing which uses invisible ink, or as it’s also called, ‘zero font’, as a means to beat the spam and phishing filters. Anti-spam / phishing filters work in several different ways; they look for specific words or phrases and there is then a statistical element. If there are...
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Cyber Threats & Technology Tips That Your Business Can’t Ignore

As new threats are introduced into the cyberscape as well as an evolution of traditional threats, businesses need to be more prepared than ever for a data breach and have the latest tools in place to mitigate risks.
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Website Skimming is on the Rise and Your Organization Needs to Be Prepared

Last month, British Airways was hacked and 380,000 payment details were stolen. In the immediate aftermath, the question on everyone’s minds was, in the era of GDPR, whether the airline would see a substantial fine. While there have been a number of breaches since the introduction of the EU regulation, what was different in this instance was that the incident ticked every box in regards to...
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Tell-Tale Signs of a Spoofed Email and 3 Things You Can do to Stop Them

Spoofed email is a growing problem and includes “Business Email Compromise” (or BEC) as well. In a recent survey in the USA, BEC is responsible for more than $650m in losses dwarfing the $2.3m loss from ransomware. Read on for 3 things that you can do to reduce the risk of being hit by a spoof email.
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Hiding Malware Inside Images

Images are increasingly being used to communicate information, including malware by cyber-attackers, for example, to bots in botnets, as they are not examined or sanitized in the same way that documents are. The Clearswift SECURE Gateways have the ability to remove EXIF data from images for organizations using the Document Sanitization component of our Adaptive Redaction solution.
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GDPR and the Insider Threat: How New Regulations are Changing Our Data Handling Habits

Clearswift’s Adaptive Data Loss Prevention (A-DLP) solution has the ability to inspect all content coming in and going out of the organization – whether through email or the web – to prevent any sensitive information being shared or exposed unauthorized. The document sanitization and adaptive redaction features ensure that GDPR compliance is upheld by scanning all emails and documents flowing in...
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Weaponizing GDPR: When Right to Be Forgotten (RTBF) Gets Ugly

An inadvertent and unfortunate consequence of the new GDPR rules is that the right to erasure is now free to submit meaning it is much easier to have your data removed. With our research revealing that only 34% of organizations have actually successfully completed a ‘right to be forgotten’ (RTBF) request, there is a potential to weaponize the regulation, giving hacktivists a new opportunity to...
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Has Your Multifunction Printer Become A Data Loss Risk? Consider DLP For Images.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) as a technology has been around for a long time. It inspects images for text and then decodes them. While the human eye is fantastic at recognizing text, be it upside down or at an angle, it is computationally intensive to do this by machine on a regular basis. However, new algorithms now exist to deal with skew (angled text) as well as being able to handle...
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Cloud Storage, File Sharing Apps and GDPR: This Could Get Ugly Fast!

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 don’t think twice about using them to share corporate information.
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The GDPR Deadline is Here – So What Next?

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 first thing to remember is that just because it’s the 25th May, doesn’t mean GDPR efforts are over. In fact, there should be a bigger push than ever to ensure your organization is compliant and remains...
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Stray Emails: How to Prevent a Critical Cyber Security Vulnerability

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 147.9 million American’s affected by the attack on Equifax, have shifted the focus to the damage cybercriminals can do to an organization. However, whilst cyber-attacks from external forces continue to...
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GDPR - It’s Not Just for Europe: Protection of Data at the World Cup in Russia, Tokyo Olympics, and Beyond

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 cybersecurity and data protection. With the rise in data breaches in recent times, it might not be too strong to say that the success of these major international events relies upon the whole country being data...
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#1 Cyber Security Threat: Protecting Your Organization Against Email Based Attacks

On Friday 12th May last year, a global ransomware attack, aptly named WannaCry, infected over 200,000 computers in at least 100 countries. It began with an email at roughly 8:30am London time. By midday, employees at Spain’s mobile operating giant Telefónica were being shut out of their work terminals and in the UK, emergency services were being pulled and hospital facilities were being shut down...
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Clearswift Wins Gold and Silver at 2018 Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards

This week, the winners of the 14th annual Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards were announced, with Clearswift being recognized for its achievements as a leading innovator in the data loss prevention arena. These prestigious global awards identify cybersecurity and information technology vendors with ground-breaking products, solutions, and services that are helping set the bar in...