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  • Defense Against Enemies, Foreign and Domestic

    by Patrick Knight | Nov 09, 2017
    Although I left government service nearly twenty years ago, I had never given the entirety of the wording of this oath much thought. It is easy for most people to visualize defending against foreign enemies. It is against external known and unknown threats where we devote most defense assets in nearly all aspects of life.
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  • Malware Evading Some Antivirus Using Invalid Certificates?

    by Patrick Knight | Nov 03, 2017
    • Malware
    Many antivirus and endpoint security technologies fight two-sided battle. On the one hand, they must block malware threats from executing on the system. On the other hand, they need to avoid falsely detecting legitimate software so they don’t cripple the system or their users’ abilities to use valid software.
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  • Insider Threats Are the Greatest Risk to Your Data—Here’s How to Stop Them

    by Veriato | Oct 23, 2017
    • Insider Threat
    Most companies have already hunkered down to prevent hackers from stealing proprietary data. Their security teams have almost certainly installed powerful firewalls. Some companies may have acquired robust security systems to protect themselves against ransomware, the malicious code that cyber criminals use to encrypt your data and hold it hostage until you pay a hefty ransom. The trouble is, there’s a far greater threat to your company’s data from people inside your organization.
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  • U.S. Elevates Cyber Command to Combatant Status

    by Patrick Knight | Aug 30, 2017
    Whether with national security or your enterprise security, cyber security should not be marginalized on the sidelines.
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  • Additional Insight into Quantifying Insider Risk

    by Veriato | Jun 29, 2017
    • Insider Threats
    • Insider Risk
    • Insider Threat
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Threat Detection
    Never before have there been so many platforms that let a growing number of people touch, manipulate, download, and share sensitive data.
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  • Why Trust is not Enough

    by Veriato | Jun 15, 2017
    • User Behavior Analytics
    • User Activity Monitoring
    • Insider Threats
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Attacks
    • Insider Threat
    • Employee Monitoring
    Why high risk positions need to be monitored closely to help combat insider threats, and how User & Entity Behavior Analytics and User Activity Monitoring can help.
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  • How to Prevent Departing Employees from Pocketing Your IP

    by Veriato | May 08, 2017
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Threat Detection
    • Insider Threat
    When George, a senior salesman, started his current position 10 years ago, he brought hundreds of business cards and notes that he added to his employee’s customer management software. When he decided to leave, he thought he could take the current database with him. Not true.
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  • To cloud, or not to cloud. That is the question.

    by Stephen Voorhees, CISSP | Mar 21, 2017
    • Private Cloud
    • Security Solution
    • Cloud
    If you are thinking about storing sensitive information in the cloud, you need to be as sure of the security of that data as you would be storing it on your own infrastructure.
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  • Don’t Be Held Hostage By Ransomware. Stop The Attack Before Critical Damage Is Done.

    by Mike Tierney | Mar 06, 2017
    • Attacks
    • Malware
    • Veriato RansomSafe
    • Ransomware
    • RansomSafe
    Ransomware, a type of malware that encrypts your critical files until money is paid, continues to wreak havoc on organizations worldwide.
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  • Step 5 of 5 to Quantifying Insider Risk

    by Mike Tierney | Feb 14, 2017
    • Insider Threat
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Threat Detection
    • Insider Threats
    • Insider Attacks
    One of the best practices found in the Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats is the need to develop an employee termination process that takes into account the threat a departing employee can pose.
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  • Step 4 of 5 to Quantifying Insider Risk

    by Mike Tierney | Feb 11, 2017
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Threat Detection
    • Insider Threat
    • Insider Threats
    • Insider Attacks
    At a very high level, the risk scores equate to how much the organization sees the position, department, or individual in terms of potential exposure.
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  • Step 3 of 5 to Quantifying Insider Risk

    by Mike Tierney | Feb 08, 2017
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Threat Detection
    • Insider Threat
    • Insider Threats
    • Insider Attacks
    In order to establish controls that allow the organization to properly detect insider risk, you must first know where you should be looking. Each position within your company has a relative level of risk associated with it.
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  • Step 2 of 5 to Quantifying Insider Risk

    by Mike Tierney | Feb 05, 2017
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Threat Detection
    • Insider Threat
    • Insider Threats
    • Insider Attacks
    Insider risk begins the moment you grant access. What’s required on an employee’s first day is to present them with a CIPA.
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  • Step 1 of 5 to Quantifying Insider Risk

    by Mike Tierney | Feb 02, 2017
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Threat Detection
    • Insider Threat
    • Insider Threats
    • Insider Attacks
    Risk around company data normally falls to someone within IT, the security team, or to the CISO, as these individuals will play a crucial role in quantifying and addressing insider risk.
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  • Intro to Quantifying Insider Risk

    by Mike Tierney | Jan 31, 2017
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Threat
    • Insider Threats
    • Insider Threat Detection
    • Insider Attacks
    Risk is one of those subjective concepts that usually fall into vague categories like “low” and “high” – which has very little meaning on its own, and only has value when you tie those categories to actions .
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  • Quantifying the risk of an insider data leak

    by Mike Tierney | Sep 08, 2016
    • Insider Attacks
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Threat Detection
    • Insider Threat
    • Veriato Recon
    • Veriato
    • Risk Scoring
    One of the challenges associated with effectively combating the threat of insider data leaks, stems from a lack of understanding of the risk resident within the perimeter.
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  • 4 Steps to Reduce the Risk of Malicious Insider Activity

    by Mike Tierney | Jul 01, 2016
    • Insider Threat
    • User Behavior Analytics
    • User Activity Monitoring
    • Insider Threats
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Threat Detection
    • Insider Attacks
    • Employee Monitoring
    • Data Protection
    Improve your organizational ability to detect insider threats before they become insider attacks, react quickly and with confidence to potential (or actual) problems.
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  • 3 Steps To Protect Your Data From Leaving With A Departing Insider

    by Mike Tierney | May 25, 2016
    • Insider Threat
    • Insider Threats
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Threat Detection
    What is the High Risk Exit Period? It’s the period of time between when an insider decides to leave the organization and the day they actually do leave.
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  • The Widespread Risk of Insider Threats

    by Mike Tierney | May 10, 2016
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Threat Detection
    • Insider Threat
    • Insider Threats
    There is a great infographic by Deloitte on the topic of insider threats. They've done a wonderful job packing a great deal of information into an easy to understand presentation.
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  • Best Practices for Mitigating Insider Threats

    by Mike Tierney | May 05, 2016
    • Insider Threat Prevention
    • Insider Threat Detection
    • Insider Threat
    • Insider Attacks
    • Insider Threats
    • Veriato Recon
    Here we highlight 5 of the 19 practices that we believe can have a significant positive impact on your ability to secure against the insider threat.
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