Archive for the ‘Auditing’ Category

The cybersecurity market has matured and evolved rapidly over the last few years, and many organizations are struggling to keep pace. A combination of tighter compliance regulations cantered around customer data, the deluge of cyber-attacks making mainstream news and the heightened public awareness of data privacy rights is making it hard for organizations to ignore data security. In fact, all organizations (from SMB to Enterprise) need to now be proactive … Read more

In today’s world, data is everything. Enterprises are now beginning to adopt the approach that data should be at the heart of security strategies. The rapid rate of data creation over the last few years, the increased value of that data, and the relative lag of cybersecurity advancements, has created an opportunity for cyber-attackers. More and more organizations are now turning to Data-Centric Audit & Protection (DCAP) as a method … Read more

Many organizations, at some point in time, require contractors or third-parties to work alongside their employees on particular tasks. To ensure that they have access to everything within the system that they require to do their job, they are awarded the required privileges through a user account in Active Directory. They can then collaborate with employees in the organization through SharePoint Team Site. Permissions are granted to these users through … Read more

It’s no longer a surprise statistic when we say that nearly half of all data breaches occurred as a result of insiders. This is because more and more organizations are starting to understand the fundamental value of data and the potential implications of having large numbers of privileged users. In fact, according to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute claims that the average cost of a data breach rose … Read more

Every year, increased cloud adoption rates suggest that the overall trust that users have in cloud-based platforms are increasing. This means that more and more organizations in key sectors, such as finance, healthcare and education, are storing sensitive information in the cloud and trusting that it will be secure. However, security controls and visibility into key changes taking place simply isn’t at the same level as some similar on-premise platforms. … Read more

It may not surprise you to learn that user error is one of the biggest risks to your IT security that you can face. In particular, careless or malicious administrators can have a disastrous effect on the integrity of your systems and data. Whether you are an enterprise organization with a team of admins, or a small business with just one, it’s important that you know exactly what they are … Read more

Office 365 is a feature-rich, cloud-based solution that offers email, instant messaging, file-storage, file-sharing, and a lot more. Office 365 makes it easier for employees to work remotely and facilitates better collaboration on projects. Using a cloud-based service will ensure that you always have the most up-to-date software, and that patches are installed in a timely manner to protect against security vulnerabilities. Additionally, there are many useful security features, such … Read more

Under the GDPR, organizations are required to institute measures that enable them to closely monitor the movement of personal data throughout its life-cycle. They must establish a profound understanding about how and why sensitive data is being processed and stored. It would be inadmissible for companies to not know where their valuable physical assets are located. Yet, despite being referred to as the new oil, data is not treated with … Read more

Organizations all over the world rely on Group Policy to control the working environment of both user and computer accounts in Active Directory (AD). However, due complex, scalable nature of Active Directory and the hundreds of available settings within Group Policy, it can be very easy to get it wrong – thus potentially leaving security vulnerabilities or leading to downtime. Due to this combination of complexity and importance, it stands … Read more

It’s probably safe for me to assume that your Windows File Servers store critical, sensitive information at this very moment in time. In the modern world, data is more valuable than oil, and is now considered to be the most valuable resource in the world. Ensuring that File Server is secure should be high on the list of priorities for any organization that stores sensitive data. Unfortunately, many of the … Read more

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