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A Vantage Point to See Threats Before Impact

By Kevin Sheu  |  August 12, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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We recently observed another near-compromise / near-breach event.

At a time when the focus has been on adversaries that develop increasingly complex and sophisticated attacks, tried and true techniques such as compromised credentials continue to be amongst the most potent weapons. According to Verizon’s annual DBIR Report, 80 percent of confirmed data breaches involved weak, default or stolen passwords; or brute force credential compromises.

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Securing Any App With Bitglass

By Juan Lugo  |  August 10, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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The rise of the cloud has enabled organizations’ employees to perform their work duties in any location and from a multitude of devices. Now more than ever, employees are accessing a plethora of applications that allow them to remain productive. While these apps improve IT flexibility and employee productivity, they also pose data leakage and compliance challenges when they are not properly secured.

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"Easy Wins" When Securing Slack

By Kevin Sheu  |  August 4, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
In 2019, Slack reached the 12 million daily user mark, which is likely even higher today as the remote workforce has surged, making the tool a foundational part of corporate and enterprise environments. When your teams, both internal and external, are working in Slack to send files, share sensitive information, and cross communicate between groups, it is incredibly difficult to track what information is being distributed. On top of that, it is nearly impossible to tell which information is sensitive and should be controlled. The characteristics that make Slack easy to use and collaborate with also make it easy to leak information or download potentially risky files.
 
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Bitglass Security Spotlight: Over 200k Instacart Users’ Data Is Being Sold on Dark Web

By Juan Lugo  |  July 27, 2020 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Here are the top stories of recent weeks:

  • Instacart Customer Data for Sale on Dark Web
  • 17 Million users exposed on SaaS platform
  • First American Financial Corp. Charged Over 2019 Breach
  • COVID-19 Research Data Hacked by Chinese Contractors
  • University of York, the Latest Victim of a Data Breach
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