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5 Easy Ways to Improve Office 365 Security

Office 365’s Advanced Threat Protection (APT) may be a useful way to improve the security of the platform, but it is not without its flaws. Security researchers discovered back in 2018 that Office 365 APT had some fundamental flaws when it came to defending against a new wave of phishing attacks. It seems as though SharePoint invitations containing malicious links were being sent out to some … [Read more...]

Visibility Over Data Means Better Security – A Summary of InfoSecurity Europe 2019

Walking around the floor of InfoSecurity Europe 2019, one key phrase was being repeated again and again; data-centric security. Increasingly, the way that vendors are helping IT teams to increase their security is through visibility into what is happening with their data. There is always a buzzword or a key phrase that vendors adopt en masse in events like these. Last year, predictably, that … [Read more...]

Universities Need to Do More to Protect Their Sensitive Data

A recent study carried out by VMware and Dell EMC, has confirmed that UK universities are struggling to keep their sensitive data safe. The study, which was conducted between November and December 2018, included 75 senior IT leaders at 68 universities. 49% of universities said that a cyber-attack is attempted on their institution daily or more than once a week, with 49% stating that their overall … [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...]

Employee Mistakes Are Your Biggest Data Security Threat

Organizations across the globe are under increasing pressure to protect their sensitive data and remain compliant with the relevant data protection regulations. Yet, protecting sensitive data becomes even more of a challenge when you’re storing large amounts of unstructured data on cloud platforms, mobile and IoT devices. The problem is compounded by a general shortage of IT security … [Read more...]

Why Data Security May Be More Important Than Endpoint Security

Disclaimer – the perfect overall security strategy will include endpoint security. I am in no means saying that endpoint security is worthless. However, in this article I will attempt to justify why I think it is far more beneficial to look at your security strategy from a data-centric standpoint. I believe that many organizations are still adopting old methods of data protection, believing that … [Read more...]

Have the Data Breaches in Q1 2019 Taught Us Anything?

Those who assumed that the introduction of new compliance regulations and the rising awareness of cybersecurity threats would cause data breaches to decline in 2019 were unfortunately mistaken. In the first quarter of 2019 alone, there were 281 reported data breaches with over 4.5 billion records exposed. Cybercriminals are often much faster at adopting new technology for attacks than … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Improve SharePoint Security

SharePoint is an increasingly popular platform due to its powerful collaborative capabilities. Many organizations use SharePoint to store, organize, share and access information from any device. Because of its collaborative capabilities, SharePoint faces different security concerns than other platforms. Maintaining SharePoint security must be a collaborative effort between the IT team and the end … [Read more...]

The Ins and Outs of Data-Centric Security

We’ve said it many times before, but it is worth emphasising; organizations need to be doing more about securing their data from the inside-out. Currently, as has been the case for numerous years, organizations are spending too much on perimeter security (which is, of course, important) and forgetting to focus on the thing that matters the most, the data itself. We speak to many organizations that … [Read more...]

What is a Data Security Platform? Definition, Benefits and More

In simple terms, Data Security Platforms (DSPs) are a type of data security solution that aims to combine a suite of traditionally siloed tools. Most Data Security Platforms will combine functionality designed to locate and protect data on-premises and in the cloud. The most popular functionality included in DSPs include data discovery and classification, privileges/permissions analytics, … [Read more...]