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Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 by ObserveIT
WikiLeaks recently began a new series of leaks on the United States Central Intelligence Agency, codenamed Vault 7. It is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the CIA—and, according to WikiLeaks, “eclipses the total number of pages published over the first three years of the Edward Snowden NSA leaks.”     WikiLeaks tweeted the leak, and claims the information came from a network inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia. Thus surfacing yet another... Continue Reading →
Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2017 by ObserveIT
GDPR Overview: It's About TimeSome data security pundits are saying, “It’s about time.” Sure, becoming fully compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) is going to be a big, expensive burden for many organizations. However, upon review of the GDPR, it's clear that many of its directives are so basic, so common sense, so critical, that every organization should have already been working towards them anyhow.The fact that, as of next year, non-compliance with... Continue Reading →
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017 by ObserveIT
Cyber Defense Magazine, the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine and media partner of RSA® Conference 2017, has recognized ObserveIT’s expertise in User Behavior  Monitoring and Analytics with a Cyber Defense Magazine Infosec Award. ObserveIT has been named the “Most Innovative Insider Threat Prevention Solution” by Cyber Defense Magazine. The judges for the Cyber Defense Magazine awards are CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, etc. certified security professionals who vote based on their... Continue Reading →
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by ObserveIT
According to the latest Verizon DBIR report, 90% of all security issues stem from insiders, whether intent is malicious or accidental. With increasing attention being placed on the risks associated with vendors, contractors, privileged users, high-risk employees and everyday business users, there is no doubt organizations must combat insider threats. But where do you start when perceived challenges include: How many tools are too many? What’s the best way to plug data exfiltration leaks? What... 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... 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 →

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