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Microsoft Office 365 Security Recommendations: How Lepide Helps

With increasingly more people working from home as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many organizations have been switching to Microsoft Office 365, and other cloud-based collaboration platforms to help streamline their business operations. However, there are a number of security implications that need to be considered before doing so, and organizations need be aware of the … [Read more...]

Is Data Security Essential or Optional in Today’s New World?

Few industries have fared well during the corona virus pandemic. As you would expect, most of the industries that have either stayed afloat or managed to capitalize on the crisis were those that generated a significant portion of their revenue from online sales. Online shopping, food delivery services, entertainment, gaming, e-learning, dating, and videoconferencing, were amongst the industries … [Read more...]

Active Directory Security Best Practices

Attackers are persistent in their pursuit to compromise Active Directory services due to their role in authorizing access to critical and confidential data. As organizations expand, their infrastructure becomes increasingly more complex, which makes them a lot more vulnerable to attack as it is harder to keep track of important system changes, events and permissions. It’s also becoming a lot … [Read more...]

Why Complexity is the Biggest Enemy of Data Security

One thing about us IT folk is that we have a tendency to over-complicate everything. However, when it comes to data security, there isn’t much we can do about it. IT environments are not only growing in size, but they are becoming increasingly more complex, distributed and dynamic. Most modern IT environments consists of a large number of different users, applications and devices; with data … [Read more...]

What is Sensitive Data and How Do You Protect it?

Sensitive data is any data that, if exposed to the general public, would incur some form of cost to the organization who is entrusted with the data. Such costs may include breach notification costs, loss of revenue from system downtime, loss of customers due to reputational damage, costs associated with redress and reparation, and possibly even costs associated with lawsuits and fines. Examples of … [Read more...]

Access Governance Best Practices: Least Privilege and Zero Trust

There’s no doubt that the world of data security is becoming increasingly more complex, as IT environments become more distributed, and attack vectors become more sophisticated. Organizations that store large amounts of sensitive data have so many things to think about. They need to make sure that they have a tried and tested incident response plan (IRP) in place. They need to know what data … [Read more...]

The 15 Most Common Types of Cyber Attacks

A cyberattack is where an attacker tries to gain unauthorized access to an IT system for the purpose of theft, extortion, disruption or other nefarious reasons. Of course, a large number of security incidents are caused by insiders – whether through negligence or malice. However, for the sake of simplicity, let us assume that a cyber-attack is carried out by someone who is not, or was not, a … [Read more...]

What are DCSync and DCShadow Active Directory attacks?

As you probably know already, a domain controller is a server that responds to security authentication requests within a Windows Server domain. A DC will host the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) database, which is used to manage users and computers and authenticate them to other services on the same domain. Both DCSync and DCShadow attacks are what are referred to as “late-stage … [Read more...]

What is the Cyber Kill Chain? Examples and how it Works

The Cyber Kill Chain was developed by Lockheed Martin as a framework to help organizations understand the process of cyber attacks. If you understand every point in the chain of events of a cyber-attack you can focus your efforts on breaking that chain and mitigating the damages. Many organizations have taken their own approach to defining the correct Cyber Kill Chain, with varying degrees of … [Read more...]

What is SOAR and How Can it Help to Detect and Remediate Threats

SOAR stands for Security Orchestration, Automation and Response – a term that was first used by Gartner. These days organizations collect large amounts of data relating to events that take place on their networks, and these events can be generated by a wide range of devices, applications and platforms. This data needs to be aggregated and correlated to determine whether a security incident … [Read more...]