You Need Data-Aware Protection Mechanisms

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Data breaches pose one of the greatest threats to business and government.  With the recent data breach at Equifax magnifying the problem of data loss in businesses and the public sector, it’s time for organizations to think hard about using data-aware protection to safeguard sensitive information. The ever-changing cybersecurity landscape requires organizations to evolve beyond merely protecting the network perimeter …

Can You Stop Former Employees Taking Your Data?

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It’s a good question and one that many organizations don’t think about thoroughly.  You take a lot of time onboarding an employee by doing background checks, checking references, and determining what information systems and data access the person needs to do her or his job.  You may have a comprehensive provisioning system that grants access to all applications and data. …

Fasoo Helps Customers with Compliance at Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2017

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This year at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in National Harbor, MD there was a lot of focus on managing and mitigating risk to a business and how to  improve cybersecurity through data-centric protection.  One area of concern to many organizations is how to comply with some of the newer cybersecurity and data protection regulations, like GDPR, as …

Can Updated FFIEC Cyber Assessment Tool Help With Other Regulations?

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The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released an update to its Cybersecurity Assessment Tool to help financial institutions establish a better baseline to identify their risks and determine their cybersecurity preparedness. The original intent of the Assessment was to provide a repeatable and measurable process for financial institutions to measure their cybersecurity preparedness over time. The updates are a …

Fasoo Talks About NYDFS and Cybersecurity at FinCyberSec 2017

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Ron Arden, Executive Vice President and COO of Fasoo, Inc., presented Countdown to Compliance with NYDFS 23 NYCRR 500 during FinCyberSec 2017 at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ on May 31, 2017.  Ron was part of a day long event that focused on technical, regulatory, process and human dimensions of cyber threats faced by financial systems and …

The Best Defense Against Insider Threats

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One of the most critical skills information security groups have is the ability to proactively find threats in their environment – a process known as hunting.  Great hunting is the combination of deep knowledge about your environment with the ability to understand the details of changes that take place in real-time.  Knowledge is the greatest advantage information security professionals have …

Once More Unto The Data Breach, Dear Friends, Once More

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WikiLeaks recently obtained and released thousands of sensitive documents showing the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) arsenal of hacking tools, malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized “zero day” exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation. Unfortunately this is not a Shakespearean play, but a real life data breach that will have huge consequences for the security of the US government.  This information …

Data Breaches Cost Executives Money

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The problem of data breaches has just reached a new high, or maybe low, as executives are losing money because of them.  A case in point is that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will not receive a bonus nor stock award because of the mishandling of security breaches in 2013 and 2014. The decision came after an internal investigation found that …

New York Issues Final Version of Cybersecurity Regulations

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The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYS DFS) just released the final version of its new cybersecurity regulations that affect organizations doing business under New York banking, insurance and financial services regulations.  The new regulation is designated 23 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 500, and goes into affect on March 1, 2017. Paul Greene, an attorney at Harter Secrest & Emery, …

Fasoo Hits Nerve with Message of Security, Governance and Productivity at RSA 2017

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After two days at the 2017 RSA Conference in San Francisco, it looks like Fasoo’s message of Security, Governance and Productivity is hitting a nerve with security professionals, analysts, executives and other attendees.  As the regulatory and business climate change to overcome constant threats to businesses and the data they use to drive profitability, companies are looking for a more …