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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 12 th 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 14 th 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...
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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...