Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

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 LepideAuditor, which gives you granular visibility over all events, can help you spot any … 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

In 2017 alone, hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe have been affected by ransomware attacks; draining enterprises of millions of dollars. Those who have been affected all offer the same advice; protect yourself before it happens to you! While you may already be using anti-ransomware software, researchers have identified several new ransomware threats that your security software may not be equipped to fight with (Ovidly Stealer, Hackshit, Satan … 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

With security and compliance demands increasing daily, the need for organisations to increase their auditing, monitoring and alerting capabilities across there IT environments has followed suit. In a study we recently conducted, we found that 6 in 10 mid to large sized organisations are still using Native Auditing as their primary auditing method. Although we’ve definitely been seeing a change in this mind-set. Out of these 6, at least half … Read more

Introduction 2017 has been a year full of high profile data breaches and this week, global accounting firm Deloitte has joined the list of those affected (reports the Guardian). If you don’t know who Deloitte are, all you need to really know is that they reportedly turned over a record $37bn in revenue last year. They also provide auditing, tax consulting and high-end cybersecurity advice to some of the world’s … Read more

One specific concept we’ve been talking about a lot recently here at Lepide is the Principle of Least Privilege (PoLP). The principle of least privilege is the process of ensuring a ‘user should only be able to access the information and resources he or she requires for legitimate reasons’. Opportunity Knocks… It’s such an important concept to understand. When we analyse the root causes of data leakage incidents, there are … Read more

With the advent of the new European Data Protection Regulation, all companies globally are required to adhere to the law if they are storing or processing personal information of any European Union citizens. This means that US companies doing business with European countries in theory must adhere to the law. If they do not the potential penalties are €20M, or 4% of the previous year’s gross global turnover, whichever is … Read more

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