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Cybersecurity Training for Staff: Getting It Right

The average cost of a web-based cyber attack is $1.4 million, so organizations are sitting up and taking note of the need to protect sensitive information, rather than just thinking about it. One of the most effective ways to combat them is through effective cybersecurity awareness training.
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Enhancing Cyber Threat Protection in Microsoft 365

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recently published an advisory report that explores the ways M365 can be compromised by malicious parties, explaining how cybercriminals can use compromised M365 accounts to obtain financial profit. Integrating advanced threat prevention and data protection features to a M365 platform can enhance the existing security capabilities it offers. Clearswift...
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Advanced Information Security Features for Microsoft Office 365

In the last few years, Microsoft Office 365 (MO365) has eclipsed all other cloud providers to emerge as the most widely used enterprise cloud service and the latest survey data shows that adoption of MO365 is still increasing. It is not just impressive in its adoption rates, Microsoft has also been incremental evolving business technology; organizations now rely on cloud technology to function...
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Cutting Out the ‘False Positive’ with Lexical Expression Qualifiers

When it comes to traditional Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions, the ‘false positive’ is frequently the downfall. This is where an event is triggered by a policy in error. For example, a 16-digit number could be a credit card number, or it could be a reference number. If one is mistaken for the other, then this gives rise to a false positive. All DLP events need to be investigated, so the false...
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Download for a Data Breach. How to Avoid Unwanted Data Acquisition in Downloadable Documents

Downloading a document from websites and cloud collaboration applications is a common practice for many businesses. The finance department downloads an invoice, the HR department, a CV, and Business Development an RFP. While it’s often as common as replying to an email, employees often forget there is active content and hidden metadata embedded in everyday documents that have the potential to...
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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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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.