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What is the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation and How Lepide Helps

Back in 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) brought forward a cybersecurity regulation aimed at the financial industry. The GDPR-like regulation includes incredibly strict requirements for reporting data breaches and limiting data retention. There are a few commonalities with the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation and other well-known regulations, including controls for … [Read more...]

Keeping Unstructured Sensitive Data Secure in the Cloud

77% of companies use at least one cloud-based service, according to an article by Forbes, and it’s inevitable that the adoption of cloud solutions will continue to grow. Why? Because cloud services are scalable, flexible, easy-to-use, and can save businesses money in the long-term. However, cloud services present a number of security issues relating to the way data is accessed and used, … [Read more...]

What to Look for When Monitoring File Activity on File Server

Monitoring file activity is not as straight forward as it sounds. After all, in order to detect and respond to suspicious or troublesome file activity, we need to know in advance what it is we are actually looking for. Below are 8 of the most common scenarios that can compromise either the security or integrity of our critical files, along with a brief summary describing how LepideAuditor can help … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Prevent Phishing Attacks

Phishing scams are one of the most common methods of attack you’re likely to come across. They are a hugely profitable attack method for cybercriminals, as thousands fall victim to them every year. Fortunately, due to their commonplace nature, phishing scams are avoidable if you know how to correctly identify and prevent them. Here are 10 simple steps to identifying and preventing phishing scams … [Read more...]

Does the UK Have Issues Employing and Training Cybersecurity Professionals?

The UK government recently launched a second audit of the cybersecurity labor market in order to find out whether organizations are failing when it comes to hiring and training cybersecurity professionals. Companies in both the public and the private sector were chosen at random to participate in the audit, with the aim being for the audit to affect future government policies to overcome the … [Read more...]

Today’s World Requires Shared Responsibility for Data Security

Data security has been one of the most talked about topics for the last few years. Organizations in all industries are taking notice and implementing elaborate security measures to help protect data. Likewise, consumers are more aware of their data privacy and security rights than ever before. If you work in an organization that takes data security seriously, you’ll probably have noticed the … [Read more...]

What Are the Latest Amendments to the CCPA?

The California Consumer Privacy Act continues to evolve and is taking shape nicely with just five months to go until it becomes compulsory. The California State Senate recently voted on seven amendments to the Act, with most of them passing through without change. So, let’s go through what the Senate voted to include in the legislature. Assembly Bill 25 The amendment to this bill gives companies … [Read more...]

Insiders are Putting Patient Data in Healthcare Technology at Risk

Despite the numerous data protection laws that govern the healthcare industry, which include HIPAA, PCI-DSS and GDPR, the number of data breaches continue to rise. This is probably no surprise to anyone, as healthcare service providers typically employ hundreds of thousands of staff members and hold vast amounts of confidential patient data across multiple platforms. Of course, it’s not that … [Read more...]

9 Out of 10 Healthcare Organizations Have Already Been Breached

According to the Black Book’s Annual Cybersecurity Survey, healthcare organizations are not “maturing fast enough” and are still “underfunded and understaffed”. Since the third quarter of 2016, over 90% of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach, and as much as 23% of providers believe their cybersecurity position will worsen. Why is the Healthcare Industry So … [Read more...]

The Biggest Cybersecurity Concerns for the Legal Sector

The Legal Sector handles sensitive client data on a daily basis, and many have an international reach. This makes them a hot target for hackers and malicious insiders as well as being bound by more than likely multiple compliance requirements. In the last few years a quarter of law firms have reported being a victim of a cyber-attack of some sort, and that is only predicted to rise! With … [Read more...]