Data Security

Data Privacy in 2020

Data breaches are at an all-time high, with all evidence pointing to increased data exposure. Naturally, organizations are turning to employee monitoring, insider threat detection and data loss prevention technologies to protect themselves. There is, however, some concern that these solutions may create a potential conflict with employee and consumer privacy rights. Especially, with the introduction of GDPR, CCPA and other similar laws at various stages of processing, companies around the world are being forced take a closer look at their data governance and privacy policies.

Data Security and Privacy Techniques for Everyone

Everyone on the internet should follow good data security and privacy practices. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone. IT pros aren’t the only people who need to protect their data. If you’re online in any capacity, there are some basic techniques you should use. I’m not talking about things like encryption and data masking; if I tried to tell my mother about those, she would stare blankly at me.


Preventing Data Exfiltration: Definition, Examples and Best Practices

As one of the biggest threats to data security, data exfiltration has the potential to result in devastating outcomes for organizations. From significant financial loss to regulatory compliance violations to sensitive asset leaks, data exfiltration is a critical business risk. Although it may seem difficult, preventing data exfiltration is possible with the right security strategies.


5 Best Practices for Protecting Data While Working Remotely

As the Coronavirus disrupted the day-to-day lives of billions of people around the world over the last several months, businesses are in the middle of what Time Magazine describes as the “world’s largest work-from-home experiment.” Practically overnight, many companies were forced to adjust their operations by moving millions of workers out of their offices and into their homes.


Everything you need to know about a DPO

In 2018, the world’s trust was shaken. That year, it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica had furtively harvested data left exposed by Facebook. The information of over 87 million individuals was exploited to assemble voter profiles and customise the distribution of political advertisements in the run up to the 2016 US Presidential Election as well as Brexit.


Gehaxelt - How Wordpress Plugins Leak Sensitive Information Without You Noticing

Sebastian Neef (@gehaxelt) is a IT security freelancer and a top contributor from the Detectify Crowdsource community. In this guest blog, he looks at ways WordPress plugins leak sensitive data in the wild: The OWASP Top 10 puts Sensitive Data Exposure on the 3rd place of the most common web security issues. In this blog post we will have a look at sensitive data exposure that you might not be aware of.


What is Data Loss Prevention (DLP)?

Data loss prevention (DLP) is a set of processes and technologies that ensure sensitive data is not lost, misused or exposed to unauthorized users by end-users or misconfiguration. Most data loss prevention solutions rely on data classification. This means that sensitive data is grouped into different buckets, e.g. regulated, confidential, financial data, intellectual property, and business-critical data.


A Guide to Digital Privacy for You and Your Family

Having worked with many individuals responding to incidents where their digital private images were shared without consent, social media or email accounts had unauthorised access, and even physical safety was a concern, it is all too familiar how terrifying the unknown can be. As someone who has been on both the victim’s and later the responder’s side, I am qualified to express both the terror and knowledge of things you can do to take back control.