Data-Loss-Prevention

Data Loss Prevention

What is Data Loss Prevention?

Data loss prevention (DLP) is a strategy used to protect sensitive corporate data, preserve customer data privacy, and meet regulatory compliance and security requirements while retaining work flexibility. The term is also used to describe software products which help to monitor and control endpoint activities, plus, filter data streams on networks and protect data as it is transferred. DLP software products use rules or policies to classify and protect confidential and critical information to ensure that no sensitive data is sent outside of the organization without proper authorization, and any disclosure of sensitive information could put the organization at risk. By focusing on the location, classification, and monitoring of the sensitive/confidential/restricted information, whether it is at rest, in use or transit, this solution can go far in helping an enterprise get a handle on what information it has, and in stemming the numerous leaks of information that occur each day. Continue reading Data Loss Prevention

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The Role of Cloud Computing and Fog Computing in IoT

The Internet of things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data. Continue reading The Role of Cloud Computing and Fog Computing in IoT

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Block unwanted email accounts from Office 365

It’s very important to keep your organization protected from malicious emails and phishing attacks. Phishing attacks are one of the most common security challenges that both individuals and companies face in keeping their information secure. Whether it’s getting access to passwords, credit cards, or other sensitive information, hackers are using email, social media, phone calls, and any form of communication they can to steal valuable data. Businesses, of course, are a particularly worthwhile target. Continue reading Block unwanted email accounts from Office 365

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Types of Cyber-attacks and how to prevent it

By Iram Mokashi

Let’s examine the most common type of cyber-attacks that your business could face and ways to avoid them.

1.Malware is an all-encompassing term for a variety of cyber threats including Trojans, viruses and worms. Malware is simply defined as code with malicious intent that typically steals data or destroys something on the computer.

How does it work?Malware is most often introduced to a system through email attachments, software downloads or operating system vulnerabilities.

How can I prevent it? The best way to prevent malware is to avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown senders.

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Data Breach – Why you should care and what you should do

By Iram Mokashi

What is a data breach?

  • A data breach is an incident where information is stolen or taken from a system without the knowledge or authorization of the system’s owner.
  • Victims of data breach are usually large companies or organizations and the data stolen may typically be sensitive, proprietary or confidential in nature.
  • Data breach may involve personal health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), trade secrets or intellectual property.

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What is a Web Filter and Content Filter?

By Sushma Chowta

Web Filter also known as Content Control Software is a kind of software which is installed on a user’s computer to prevent the user from being able to access anonymous/uncategorized websites. It’s the preferred method by which most organizations implement, to protect sensitive information from leaking out to other Internet sites. Social media sites are usually blocked by the Web Filter to protect corporate and other personal data from being leaked out by accident. Continue reading What is a Web Filter and Content Filter?

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File Integrity Monitoring

By: Stephanie C.

File integrity monitoring (FIM) is an in-house control or process that accomplishes the act of certifying the integrity of operating system and application software files using authentication method between the current file state and the known, basic standard. File integrity monitoring (FIM) will record who has approached delicate data as well as what they did to that data.  This provides a crucial audit trail, as well as grant you to approve that the changes were authorized, anticipated, and did not imperil the integrity and security of the data. Continue reading File Integrity Monitoring

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Apathetic Wi-Fi Security: Don’t Let Complacency be Your Ruin

In this technologically reliant, ever connected, and social media driven world Wi-Fi hotspots or access points (AP) are seemingly ubiquitous. Although AP’s promote “staying connected” there is potential danger lurking in the digital back allies of each of them. Attacking Wi-Fi AP’s is nothing new to the cyber security world. With tools such as AirCrack-ng, Wifite, Gerix Wi-Fi Cracker, and MDK being readily available, for free, to anyone. Often times Wi-Fi attacks are deemed the “low hanging fruit” to average nefarious wireless users. Some folks do not understand the very real threat Wi-Fi AP’s pose to their network. It only takes one rogue or poorly configured AP connected to the network to bring an entire empire to its knees. Continue reading Apathetic Wi-Fi Security: Don’t Let Complacency be Your Ruin