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Posted on Friday, February 24, 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 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... Continue Reading →
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017 by ObserveIT
Every organization strives to have the best cyber security possible, but with the number of data breaches from insiders in the headlines today, keeping up-to-date with new network security practices to implement is crucial. It can also be time-consuming. So, assuming you have the basics down: encrypting data, firewalls, etc., the best practices outlined below for 2017 are items you may not have previously considered, but definitely should. Check out the list of these best practices for network... Continue Reading →
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 by ObserveIT
We are extremely excited to be launching our new partner program in North America. We’ve taken feedback from current and new partners into account and created a simple, straightforward program to meet (hopefully exceed!) partner needs and expectations with attractive incentives and high margins. Here are just a few of the benefits our new partner program: Complexity-free program that simplifies working with ObserveIT Higher margins than ever before Robust spiff program with strong incentives... Continue Reading →
Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by ObserveIT
With data breaches and data theft occurring more quickly and with more sophistication than ever before, protecting your organization against cybersecurity threats has likely proven increasingly difficult.   Companies have commonly focused a majority of resources on protecting against malicious outsiders. And, while hacking and phishing are still a major cause for concern, it’s insiders—trusted employees, contractors and vendors—that have become the most cited culprits of cybercrime. There are... Continue Reading →
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 by ObserveIT
The greatest cyber security threat to organizations is no longer the malicious outsider hacking from beyond network firewalls. As research shows, it’s the insiders—those already within the firewalls—who pose the largest risk. In 2015, 55% of cyber attacks were carried out by insiders, according to IBM. As the number of insider attacks increases, savvy companies are crafting policies to thwart them. Based on conversations with hundreds of customers and industry experts, here are 5 Insider Threat... Continue Reading →
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.   Click To Watch Webinar Now   Version 6.7 further enhances monitoring and investigation capabilities and ensures your organization will continue to comply worldwide standards.... 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 →

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