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Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by ObserveIT
ObserveIT helps you address the biggest security threat there is: people. We provide configurable smart alerts and irrefutable video evidence of vendors, privileged users and high-risk employees who put your organization at risk by purposely or inadvertently breaching security policies. With the recent release, the leading solution for identifying and eliminating insider threats just got better. Watch as one of our Senior Solutions Architects, Kevin Donovan, shows you the Top 5 features of... Continue Reading →
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016 by ObserveIT
  The leading solution for insider threat and compliance just got better.ObserveIT helps you manage the most fickle security variable: people.  We provide configurable smart alerts and irrefutable video logs of vendors, privileged users, or high risk users who breach security policies and put your organization at risk. Version 6.7 further enhances monitoring and investigation capabilities and ensures your organization will continue to comply worldwide standards. Enhanced insider threat library... Continue Reading →
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016 by ObserveIT
Companies spend an exorbitant amount of time trying to protect their data and systems from outsiders. Between firewalls and scanners, malware detection and prevention, employee education and other security protocols, organizations can dedicate countless resources to cybsecurity measures. Think about this: Are you accounting for the people who are already inside? You must think about employees and contractors with access to the organization's systems when you consider the ways to protect the... Continue Reading →
Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by ObserveIT
For the second time in almost three years, the government has arrested another potential Insider Threat contracted with the NSA. The contractor has now been identified as 51-year-old Harold T. Martin III, of Glen Burnie, Maryland. Coincidentally, Martin III worked for the same company as Edward Snowden, Booz Allen Hamilton, a consulting firm that builds some of the NSA's most sensitive cyberoperations. In a copy of the Criminal Complaint filed by the FBI: Special Agent Jeremy Bucalo made an... Continue Reading →
Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by ObserveIT
IT teams deal with security incidents every day, despite investing heavily in the most advanced cybersecurity tools. Whether it’s malicious or well intentioned, your employees, vendors and other trusted users may be actively working in security blind spots that cannot be monitored by the security tools in which you’ve invested. When malware is accidentally downloaded, or files are deleted, or sensitive information is sent via web mail, how will you know what happened and who did it? Proper... Continue Reading →
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by ObserveIT
Confidential company data has been posted on a public website. What happened? How long will it take to find out? Where do you look for answers? How much does not knowing cost your organization from a time and productivity standpoint? Security professionals know better than anyone: investigating potential security incidents can be time consuming — and without the right security tools and programs, the mean time to detect (MTTD) to the mean time to resolve (MTTR) can be quite lengthy. The... Continue Reading →
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016 by ObserveIT
There isn’t an individual in any company who doesn’t worry about failing an audit for non-compliance. And whether it’s PCI, SOX, HIPAA, NERC, ISO 27001, FFIEC, FISMA or FERPA, when it comes to audit compliance of dozens or even hundreds of deployed applications, IT is not exempt from its share of requirements (or pain).  Not only are there costly penalties when violations are discovered, but when a business is not in compliance with specific regulations, it can be particularly damaging to a... Continue Reading →
Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by ObserveIT
In a public service announcement the FBI stated that disgruntled and former employees cost companies anywhere between $5,000 to $3 million dollars in cyber incidents after leaving the organization. According to recent research from Gartner, “seeking harm and revenge on employers is a bigger incentive for insider threats than is stealing money.” This is why, when an employee turns in his notice, is written-up for an infraction, is generally disgruntled, or believes they may be part of a... Continue Reading →
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by David Mai
CISO’s see servers and devices, apps and logs, traffic and clouds. With the Splunk® platform security teams are able to see data—everywhere. This kind of Operational Intelligence enables the curious to look closely at what others ignore—machine data—and find what others never see: insights that can help make a company more productive, profitable, competitive and secure. But machine data, no matter how well it’s organized, can be cumbersome to sift through when trying to swiftly investigate an... Continue Reading →
Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by David Mai
Former Employee Arrested for Taking Customer’s Identity! Former Bank Employee Arrested for Stealing from Customer’s Account! The headlines are rolling in almost daily, as employees are being arrested for Insider Threat offenses. As such, CISO’s are increasingly realizing the importance of getting ahead of the problem by developing a comprehensive Insider Threat Management Program. As any effective CISO knows, user activity monitoring - complete with video recording and playback – is an absolute... Continue Reading →

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