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Smoke and Mirrors: The Key to Snaring a Cyber-Criminal

Understanding your enemy is the first step to defeating them; a sentiment often touted by generals and commanders on the battlefield, but just as applicable to cybersecurity. Comprehending how cybercriminals operate, the techniques they use and the weapons available to them enables organizations to better defend themselves.
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Getting Ready for GDPR: Key Actions to Ensure Your Organization is Compliant

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU’s largest and most significant cross-border regulation comes into effect in May 2018. Organizations and businesses operating in the EU are racing to make changes and implement new technologies in order to become compliant. With varying performance across sectors in the race to GDPR readiness, you don’t want to be left in the dust. Clearswift’s...
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Preparing for the Inevitable: A Guide to Handling a Data Breach

Cyber-attacks and data breaches are now so widespread that it isn’t a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ your organization gets hit. According to the UK Government’s latest Cyber Security Breaches Survey, nearly seven in ten large businesses identified a breach or attack in the past year. When taking into consideration all sizes of businesses in the UK, nearly half had suffered a breach or attack. The...
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Right to be Forgotten Requests: How to Ensure Your Business Doesn’t Grind to Halt

GDPR is the most comprehensive data protection legislation to date and it's revolutionizing the information security landscape. The impending enforcement of the regulation is forcing organizations to understand, and transform, the way they collect, process and store data. One of the most challenging aspects of the legislation is the ‘right to be forgotten’ (RTBF), the ruling that dictates...
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Tips to Protect the Potential Next Target of the Financial Sector – Trading Apps

The media landscape today continues to share stories of the increased cyber vulnerabilities in mobile applications. While banks have had many years to develop and tailor their apps to respond to various security issues, with increased security around detecting fraudulent use, trading apps from smaller businesses have flown under the radar and missed out on improved security. Although cyber...
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Silicon Review Accolade for Clearswift!

Clearswift is honored to have been named as one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Cyber Security companies in 2017 by Silicon Review magazine. The US-based publication was particularly impressed by Clearswift’s technology portfolio in the areas of data loss prevention and deep content inspection. Silicon Review also referenced Clearswift’s collaborative approach to Adaptive Data Loss Prevention (DLP)...
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Microsoft Deal Is a Start, But More Needs to be Done to Protect the NHS from Cyber Threats

Following the recent WannaCry attack that affected so many organizations, both public and private, across the globe, many firms are now taking steps to protect themselves from potential threats in the future. One establishment in the UK that the WannaCry attack had ramifications for was the NHS. The incident meant multiple hospitals across England and Scotland had to cancel procedures after vital...
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WannaCry Fallout: What the Ransomware Epidemic Means for the Future of Business

Cyber security is now an agenda item in the boardroom, not just the IT department, in the wake of May’s Ransomware attack and the countdown to GDPR compliance well underway. In May, multiple organizations including the NHS, Spain’s Telefónica and Deutsche Bahn were struck with what is arguably the world’s most publicized cyber-attack. Within a day, the ransomware cryptoworm known as WannaCry...
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What Can Businesses do to Keep secure in the Mobile Working Revolution?

The age of mobile working continues to gather pace. More people than ever before are working from home or on the move, rather than in the traditional office environment. This isn’t surprising. Businesses are becoming increasingly digital and as such, can provide staff with increased opportunities to work outside the office. It isn’t just businesses that are leading the mobile working revolution -...
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5 Lessons The NHS Cyber-Attack Has Taught Us

Many of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) Trusts have been taken back to pen and paper after Friday’s much publicized cyber-attack that saw IT systems infected with Ransomware and others taken offline to prevent infection.
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Security vs Productivity: The Office Macro Dilemma

There is no doubt that macros are being increasingly used to execute malicious code around the world and we have all know what impact it can have on an organization when they strike. But sometimes team members just need to run macros to get their work done. So, what do you do? As a security professional, you want to prevent macros from running because it's safer and you don’t have to work until 3...
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Clearswift Wins Info Security PG Awards for Adaptive DLP, Office 365™ Email Security and Advanced Threat Prevention

Clearswift was recognized at the 13th Annual 2017 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards® for its unique ability to prevent evasive cyber-attacks and data breaches through its game-changing Adaptive DLP, Office 365 Email Security and Advanced Threat Prevention solutions. Clearswift’s award-winning cyber security innovations are built around its unique layer of inspection and sanitization that...
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Cyber Security Predictions for 2017

Cyber attacks dominated the headlines in 2016. The tentacles of cyber threats span the globe and every industry; cyberwarfare involving critical infrastructure services, massive data breaches where troves of emails and data were stolen, and blackmarket ransomware attacks that have taken over control of critical IT systems - only to be released after the ransom sums were paid. Over two billion...
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Data Harvesting Opens the Door to More Ransomware Attacks

We all know about the much publicised 2014 Yahoo hack that saw 500 million accounts compromised, wiping $350 million off the value of the company. In fact, it wasn’t a good year for anyone with a vested interested in keeping their social security number, address, email or first pet’s name out of the clutches of the dark side. If you add up the number of data breaches in 2014 alone, you’ll see that...
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Stop Cyber Attacks Before They Start: Data Harvesting and Targeting

The Greek philosopher Plato wrote that “the beginning is the most important part of the work.” The great American statesman, scientist, and philosopher Benjamin Franklin similarly emphasized the importance of planning when he stated that “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” It is unfortunate that many cybercriminals heed their advice today. The number of threats continues to...
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Healthcare: Top Trends Threatening the Privacy of Patient Data

The cyber-threat landscape is rapidly evolving, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to comply with new regulations and protect against the loss of patient. While the majority of news reports focus on malicious external threats and actors, 65 percent are the result of internal leaks. In addition, 73 percent of those are the result of inadvertent sharing of information. Challenges in...