Data Security

The latest News and Information on Data Security including privacy, protection, and encryption.


Nightfall Achieves Compliance with SOC 2 Type 2 Standard

Nightfall, the leading cloud-native data protection platform, has successfully achieved Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 compliance. Nightfall is the first cloud-native data loss prevention vendor to complete this certification and meet the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) criteria for managing customer data.


Protect sensitive data in customer conversations with Nightfall's Intercom DLP Scanner

Chat and messaging systems have helped customer experience teams expand and improve the services they offer through instant communications. As customers reach out to your business via platforms like Intercom, they can often share personal information like personally identifiable information (PII), credentials, email addresses, and credit card numbers (for PCI compliance) in their messages.


Stories from the SOC - Data exfiltration

The impact of Data Exfiltration, which is the act of copying or transferring data from a computer or server without authorization, has increased over the years and it can be difficult to detect because data is transferred regularly for normal business purposes. If not monitored accurately, company data can be stolen without anyone being aware. Companies in every industry, no matter the size, have sensitive data that must remain private (e.g. PHI, PII, PCI).


Data Exfiltration: What It Is and How to Prevent It

Protecting your data is an important component of your cyber risk management plan, and one that involves a certain level of preparedness for an event like a data breach. Even the best cybersecurity efforts, however, will still fail at some point — when attackers abscond with your organization’s confidential data, either to resell it on the dark web or to post it for all the world to see.


Big Data challenges in tele-healthcare

Covid-19 pushed the boundaries of both healthcare and technology providers, and nudged people to finally embrace telehealth services. In fact, telehealth has proven to be the next frontier for the healthcare industry as it minimizes the need for in-person patient, clinic, or hospital visits which prevents overwhelming our healthcare systems. A McKinsey report shared that the use of telehealth in the US in 2021 surged 38 times compared to pre-pandemic levels.


How secure is your Zendesk instance? Find out with Nightfall's Zendesk DLP scanner

When your customers reach out for help, they send messages to your support team that likely contain personal information. Help desk ticketing systems can often harvest for personally identifiable information (PII) like email addresses and credit card numbers, while healthcare providers using ticketing systems may request protected health information (PHI) like patient names and health insurance claim numbers or phone numbers.


Best Practices for Securing Your Cloud Service

The popularity of cloud services has soared in recent years, as ever more companies move towards a remote or hybrid workplace model. While cloud computing comes with many benefits, it can also create new vulnerabilities that might give criminals access to your sensitive data. If your company is using cloud technology, you need to make sure that your data is secure. Keep reading to learn what threats affect cloud services and what you can do to keep your cloud safe.