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January 26, 2021

Insider threats are expensive. The average cost of an insider threat rose to $11.45 million according to the 2020 Cost Of Insider Threats Global Report [PDF] by the Ponemon Institute. Companies have to spend a fortune on lawsuits, fines for non-compliance with security requirements, and to mitigate the consequences of cybersecurity incidents. Not to mention the negative impact such incidents have on an organization’s reputation.

 

To efficiently handle cybersecurity incidents, you need to know what to expect and be able to mitigate security risks before they...

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January 22, 2021

In 2020, remote work became not just a trend but a must for many companies. Yet ensuring secure telecommuting turned out to be a challenge for cybersecurity teams: Remote employees tend to use insecure tools, work in unprotected environments, and mismanage sensitive data. All of this increases the risk of insider threats. 

 

In this article, we take a close look at the challenges remote employees bring and the risks they can pose to your organization. We also offer six best practices for insider risk management.

Insider threats vs insider risks

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January 04, 2021

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is often considered the strictest regulation in the world for securing users’ private data. It applies to all organizations that process the personal data of European Union citizens and residents, and the fines for non-compliance reach up to €20 million.

 

In this article, we explore the nature of this regulation, list its key principles, and offer a seven-step checklist for meeting GDPR compliance requirements. This article will be helpful for companies that already follow the GDPR and for those who are going to...

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December 21, 2020

Insiders remain one of the key threats to corporate cybersecurity. But insider threats are changing: they’re becoming more frequent, trickier to detect, more damaging, and, ultimately, more costly. Industry statistics and reports on insider threats help us detect those trends and upgrade our security to combat them.

 

In this article, we summarize key takeaways from 2020 insider threat statistic prepared by industry experts and analyze how the data in these reports can help you understand risks and adjust your cybersecurity measures accordingly.

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December 02, 2020

Cooperation is the key to success. Working with third parties helps businesses increase their productivity and efficiency, produce better products and services, employ highly qualified experts, and cut costs. But all these benefits come at the price of increased cybersecurity risks.

 

Minor flaws in your third-party vendor’s security and privacy routines may turn into cybersecurity weaknesses for your company. In this article, we analyze the particular cybersecurity risks related to third parties and how you can mitigate them.

 

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