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What we know so far about “Bad Rabbit” Bad Rabbit is a new strain of ransomware, disguised as an Adobe Flash installer, which is downloaded by unsuspecting victims from compromised websites. Experts claim that it is likely to be linked to the “ExPetr” attack, as much of the same code was used. Both strains also used the same list of domains for the attack and both used the Windows Management … Read more

The UK government has recently announced the new Data Protection Bill, which is designed to replace the current, out-dated, Data Protection Act (DPA). The new bill was published on 14 September 2017, although it has not been specified when it will officially come into effect. What is the reason for the new Data Protection Bill? As of 25 May 2018, the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will come into … Read more

In the run-up to Halloween this year, we thought we would share with you some of the scariest data breaches from around the world that have occurred so far in 2017. So, lock the doors, turn off the lights and grab a pillow to hide behind…it’s time to explore the spookiest true data breach stories of 2017 so far. E-Sports Entertainment Association Fan of Counter-Strike, Half Life or Warcraft III? … Read more

Before reading this article, you may be asking yourself: Do I even need a GRC solution? The simple answer is yes. An ever-changing regulatory landscape, combined with numerous high profile security breaches, has helped create awareness amongst companies about the critical role GRC solutions play. Not employing GRC solutions could leave your network environment without the flexibility needed to keep exposure and vulnerability in check. In this blog, I’ll explain … Read more

It may shock you to learn that over 75% of employees require privileged access rights to complete their current job requirements, but 49% of organizations do not have policies for assigning this access. In 2017! It’s time that organizations got serious about privileged account security, as the number of data leak incidents that occur through insider threats increases every year. The sad reality is that, according to the 2017 Insider … Read more

The healthcare sector was a lucrative target for hackers in 2016, and unfortunately 2017 doesn’t appear to be any different. According to “The Identity Theft Resource Center,” 238 healthcare breaches have been reported so far this year. The most noticeable breach regarding the numbers of patient records impacted was a ransomware attack in Women’s Healthcare Group of Pennsylvania, cited by the HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website. In this one incident, … Read more

After reading this article, I have no doubt that you will be convinced you need a data loss prevention program. We all know that data leakage can be damaging for both the reputational and bottom line of any organization. We also know that if we do not have sufficient security measures in place, then a data loss incident is likely. Even though we are well-aware of these dangers and data … Read more

Owing to its sheer size and complexity involved in its management or administration (especially by multiple persons), Active Directory is often plagued with security issues. With digitalization making headlines, the rapid pace at which most enterprises are embracing the latest technologies has necessitated the expansion of security and networking services. Implementing a proactive auditing solution, like Lepide Active Directory Auditor (part of Lepide Data Security Platform), which gives you granular … Read more

According to a recent Cyber Security Breaches Survey, carried by out Ipsos MORI, only 43% of businesses reported their most disruptive breach outside their organisation. Even then, they would commonly report the breach to an outsourced cyber security provider, in the hope that they can offer a resolution. Of the 26% of breaches that were reported eternally, the majority of those breaches (28%) were reported to banks, building societies, and … Read more

Does the thought of keeping your Active Directory secure keep you up at night? If you’re an IT administrator, I can understand your pain. Active Directory controls access to critical systems and data; so it’s the ultimate prize for attackers. Ensuring that your Active Directory is secure should be your number one priority. Below, I have listed some of the most common Active Directory security faux pas. Hopefully none of … Read more