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Jun 9, 2021   |  By Dr. Christine Izuakor
The escalation in cybersecurity breaches as seen in 2020 has continued well into 2021. According to Verizon’s 2021 DBIR , so far they have looked into 29,207 incidents worldwide. These incidents boiled down to 5,258 confirmed data breaches. An analysis of these breaches shows: Many of these breaches were financially motivated, targeting sensitive data that can be easily monetized and lucratively too. Human negligence, consistent with previous years, was the biggest threat to security.
May 24, 2021   |  By Dr. Christine Izuakor
A slew of recent changes, particularly the massive shift to remote work following the pandemic, has rapidly redefined the cybersecurity threatscape. In the new cyber normal, organizations face the security dilemma of keeping existing tools versus adopting solutions to protect them against today's threats.
Apr 27, 2021   |  By Veriato
The “Dark Web” is often portrayed as a gloomy realm of internet land where you can find criminals and offenders lurking around every corner. Though there is some truth to this perception, there are also many misconceptions about the Dark Web and its role in the security or insecurity of businesses. Furthermore, the continuous embracement of remote work has led to an unexpected shift in the way the dark web is being used today.
Feb 12, 2021   |  By Veriato
Remote work gives employees the opportunity to avoid lengthy commutes and work more flexible schedules. It also allows employers to reduce overhead costs and hire from a larger pool of applicants since employees no longer need to live locally to qualify. But of course, there are some downsides to remote work as well. There are far more distractions at home, so many remote workers find it difficult to stay focused during work hours.
Jan 29, 2021   |  By Veriato
Human Resources departments are typically tasked with conducting workplace investigations into allegations of misconduct or criminal activity. Every complaint or allegation has the potential to turn into a lawsuit or criminal case, which is why it’s so important to conduct thorough investigations to find out exactly what happened. Having the right tools can make it far easier for Human Resources departments to uncover the truth.
Jan 15, 2021   |  By Veriato
According to the American Management Association, nearly half of employers monitor their employees’ digital activity on company-owned devices to some degree. Some of these employers manually read employees’ emails and track their activity. But the vast majority use software for monitoring computers, which is far more efficient. The right software can help you keep track of what your employees are doing during work hours, regardless of whether they are in the office or working remotely.
Jan 6, 2021   |  By Dr. Christine Izuakor
2020 will go down in history as a year of surprises. The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in challenges to health, wealth, business, and cybersecurity. The early part of the year saw a rapid movement out of the office, introducing a sudden need to support home working. According to Gartner, 88% of companies sent their workforce home to work during the peak of the pandemic. This remote work environment is continuing for many organizations in 2021. In 2020, businesses were forced to adapt fast.
Jan 1, 2021   |  By Veriato
Every company monitors their employees to some extent. In the past, companies may have relied solely on time sheets and surveillance footage to keep an eye on their employees. But these tools cannot be used to track what employees are doing on their company-owned computers, smartphones, and tablets. To monitor these devices, managers must turn to more sophisticated tools such as monitoring software.
Dec 18, 2020   |  By Veriato
An unprecedented number of employees in the United States are currently working remotely for at least part of their workweek. This is partially due to the global pandemic, but the truth is that many employees were shifting to remote work even before the coronavirus crisis. Studies have shown that both employers and employees can benefit from remote work.
Dec 9, 2020   |  By Dr. Christine Izuakor
For most businesses, the corporate boundaries have expanded over time. The traditional office has now morphed into a hub-and-spoke model with an increasing number of employees working remotely. This shift to remote work isn't new. Between 2005 and 2018, there was a 173% rise in the US remote workforce. The trend spiked in 2020 when 88% of organizations worldwide encouraged remote work to flatten the pandemic's spread.
Jul 12, 2021   |  By Veriato
The rising ransomware trend in 2021 has made it imperative for CISOs and IT security leaders to evaluate and defend their organizations against this ominous threat.
Jun 30, 2021   |  By Veriato
Ransomware is typically initiated via phishing or social engineering tactics, these attacks often take advantage of human error for the successful delivery of the malware. These criminal organizations are impartial to the size of your organization. They target any company with data, and if you don't pay the ransom, your information could be posted to a public forum or sold on the Dark Web for profit. Most companies unfortunately are forced to pay due to system failure and file corruption.
Jun 3, 2021   |  By Veriato
The escalation in cybersecurity breaches as seen in 2020 has continued well into 2021. According to Verizon’s 2021 DBIR, so far they have looked into 29,207 incidents worldwide. These incidents boiled down to 5,258 confirmed data breaches.
May 27, 2021   |  By Veriato
In a crowded market with so many new products being released, it can often be hard to make sure you're getting the right tool for your organization's security needs. Purchasing an Insider Threat Detection tool for your organization requires extensive research, which can be very time-consuming.
May 21, 2021   |  By Veriato
With so many new vendors pitching "Insider Threat Detection", how do you separate marketing fluff from reality? Join us in our latest Podcast as we discuss selecting the right tool for your unique business needs.
Apr 27, 2021   |  By Veriato
In our latest podcast, we take a deep dive into the gloomiest part of the internet, the “Dark Web” as we try to demystify everything we think we know. This is the realm of internet land where criminals and offenders can be found lurking around every corner. Though there is some truth to this perception, there are also many misconceptions about the Dark Web and its role in the security or insecurity of businesses. Join Dr. Christine Izuakor and a special guest from Equifax, Dr. Michael Owens as we unravel the Dark Web.
Apr 6, 2021   |  By Veriato
In our latest podcast, we discuss 5 of the most concerning trends and statistics over the past year. Join Dr. Christine Izuakor and Frank McGovern, Cybersecurity Architect as they discuss various cybersecurity topics such as the rise of internal threat actors, security and awareness training, and addressing the human element.
Mar 19, 2021   |  By Veriato
Join us in our latest episode hosted by Christines Izuakor and Anthony Lauderdale, Head of Cyber Defense at Zoom, as we discuss the evolution of Employee Monitoring Software, and how the technology can be utilized to increase operational efficiency in the new remote world. We also discuss Insider Threat Detection and how employees could be influenced by financial data to exfiltrate intellectual property.
Aug 23, 2018   |  By Veriato
Since you're reading this guide, it's likely you recognize the threat insiders pose to an organization and the need to proactively build a plan to monitor, detect, and respond to potential and active threats. Insiders pose a real threat - 28% of data breaches are perpetrated by insiders, and institutional fraud is almost always an insider.
Jun 26, 2018   |  By Veriato
Organizations focused on security threats tend to focus on the external attacker. Solutions used to secure the perimeter, endpoints, email, and data are put in place. While absolutely necessary, they organizations lack the ability to equally protect against the insider - the employee that puts the organization at risk through either malicious intent or negligence.
May 30, 2018   |  By Veriato
Someday, sometime, an employee with access to sensitive data, intellectual property, or trade secrets is going to leave your company, which makes their departure risky to the organization. Sure, you've "trusted" them as part of their employment, but when the time comes to change jobs, you can't always be certain about the motive for the move.
May 11, 2018   |  By Veriato
The results of the SANS survey on insider threats show that organizations are starting to recognize the importance of protecting against the insider threat but struggle to deal with it; as one might expect, larger organizations are more likely to have provisions for responding to such threats.
May 10, 2018   |  By Veriato
The class of cyber actor with the greatest capacity to cause harm to organizations is not the so called state-sponsored hacker or cyber-terrorists. It is the "insider" - the company's employees, ex-employees, and trusted vendors.
May 7, 2018   |  By Veriato
There are many reasons why employees work from home. For some it's about removing distractions and finishing work. For others, productivity is thought to be higher overall. And for some, it's about maintaining a work-life balance.
May 7, 2018   |  By Veriato
Organizations seeking to meet HIPAA requirements are expected to demonstrate proper use of patient data through appropriate administrative and technical safeguards. While most organizations focus their efforts on implementing safeguards that revolve around an EHR system already designed to be HIPAA compliant, today's computing environments facilitate the ability to repurpose accessed patient data in an unauthorized fashion, quickly, easily, and conveniently.
May 7, 2018   |  By Veriato
Nearly all financial services companies and financial institutions are subject to a number of compliance mandates. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act both provide specific guidance on how financial services organizations need to protect consumer data within financial systems.
May 3, 2018   |  By Veriato
The theft of intellectual property is likely at the top of your list of concerns. The manufacturing industry generally shares your concern - intellectual property theft is considered the #1 cyber threat facing manufacturers today, as well as being the top data protection concern .
May 1, 2018   |  By Veriato
Effective on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union stands to change how many companies worldwide do business involving European Union citizens. For the first time, the concept of what constitutes personal information has been expanded by GDPR.

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