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How Banks are Adapting to Digital Disruption and Data Privacy Regulations

Digital disruption, changing consumer demographics and preferences on how they engage with their banks, along with burgeoning regulatory requirements are having far-reaching repercussions on banking. And banking executives are feeling the pressure; 85 percent believe industry boundaries are being erased and new banking paradigms are emerging. Digital Disruption Banks that resist digital...
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GDPR: How to Prepare for a Borderless World of Data Privacy

One of the most influential business books of the early 21 st century is Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. He argued that the world is a level playing field where all competitors have equal opportunity. Historical and geographical divisions that gave certain advantages to countries, companies, and individuals are becoming increasingly irrelevant, and...
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Clearswift to Discuss the “END of Ransomware Attacks” at Orlando and Atlanta Tech-Security Conferences

Ransomware and morphed forms of embedded malware are creating havoc for IT security organizations. Weaponized invoices, resumes and other malicious documents are distributed through compelling social engineering campaigns to evade existing email security gateways and sandbox analysis. Organizations are scrambling to find an immediate solution and have turned to Clearswift (see article Clearswift...
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Document Sanitization and Redaction Safety Net for The Forgetful User

Policies written. Tools provided. Training conducted. As IT leaders, you have sufficiently enabled your users to properly sanitize and redact their documents before sharing outside the organization, but what happens when they forget? Worse, what happens if they intentionally ignore the policy and process altogether? No longer can the sanitization and redaction of documents for secure sharing rely...
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Clearswift Wins Best Healthcare & Wellbeing Award!

We are pleased to share news that Clearswift was announced the winner of Very Important Benefits (VIBs) ‘Best Healthcare and Wellbeing Strategy Award’ for our approach to employee health and wellbeing! The VIBs are dedicated to championing the reward strategies of organizations of all sizes and sectors, and their providers. The finalists were hand selected by a best of breed panel of industry...
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Clearswift’s Adaptive DLP Wins Top CEO World Award

Clearswift takes home the Gold Award for its Adaptive Data Loss Prevention innovation and transformative leadership. Gold Winner – New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Security Services - ARgon for Email Gold Winner - Most Innovative CEO - Security Services: Heath Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Clearswift Gold Winner - Executive of the Year - Security Services: Dr. Guy Bunker, SVP of...
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Clearswift sees 70% growth in its ‘Advanced Threat Protection’ Solution

Organizations look to a more effective layer of sanitization to defend against advanced malware and the resurgence of ransomware. Advanced malware attacks evading traditional perimeter defenses have exploded this past year enabling cybercriminals to steal sensitive data or hold it hostage for a hefty ransom. As a result, organizations across the spectrum from healthcare, finance and manufacturing...
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Give All Your Secrets to the Intern?

I recently spoke at an information security conference for Lawyers in Manchester. It was a good event, and there were lots of interesting discussions while there. However, it has been in some of the follow-up meetings, with more in-depth conversations that the penny has dropped over one particular issue –access to information. Both legal firms and accountancy firms hold enormous amounts of...
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Forewarned is Forearmed: Preparing for a Cyber-Breach

The only thing in life that is certain is death and taxes, or so the saying used to go. Unfortunately, if you have a business then there is another certainty, a data loss incident. This might not be a hacker, in fact it is far less likely to be a hacker than someone inside your organization – and that someone could be you. Mistakes made by employees make up around 80% of data loss incidents. How...
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How to Actively Prevent Workplace Cyber Bullying & Harassment

Organizations, for the most part, have systematically followed the same approach and strategy for years in their effort to prevent the costly impact of workplace cyber bullying and harassment. Human resources, legal and IT departments would work closely together to define detailed policies, conduct extensive trainings, and implement comprehensive response processes, while at the same time...
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10 Shocking Malware and Ransomware Statistics

“Malware Mania” is back with a vengeance creating havoc for organizations of all sizes and in all industries. Cyber criminals have morphed their attack methods with the resurgence of macro malware and encrypting ransomware to evade traditional antivirus and sandbox defenses. As a result, cybersecurity teams are scrambling for a more effective way to deal with these shocking realities: 2,500 cases...
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Four Simple Questions to Help Defend Law Firms From Cyber Attacks

I was fortunate enough to speak at the Defending Law Firms from Cyber Attack Conference this week, with the speaking slot directly after Christopher Graham, the UK Information Commissioner which worked really well – as he provided a few stories, the government view on privacy and legislation old and new, and then I spoke about some of today’s threats and risks and more importantly what can be done...
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The Hidden Dangers Lurking Inside Public Sector Documents

Today, we live in an age where the ability to collaborate and share – with our colleagues, our family and our friends – has become critical to the public’s ability to operate as a whole. There has never been so much access to data and so many ways to share it, facilitating cooperation and collaboration between not only between citizens of the U.S., but also abroad. While the private sector has led...
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'Cyber Essential' Advice for the Small Business

Small businesses, indeed businesses of all sizes for that matter, continue to face critical business challenges whether due to the economy, changes to regulations or financial issues. One challenge that never goes away, is how to keep information secure, in an ever-changing world.
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Clearswift Recognized in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention

We are excited to share the news that we’ve been included in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention. As a new entrant to the January 2016 Magic Quadrant (MQ) for DLP, we are honored that we have been recognized among established players in the field by the industry’s top analyst firm. We believe this recognition is due to our unique, non-disruptive approach...
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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?