Are You Protecting What Matters Most?

This week has been special as InteliSecure launched our first ever Critical Data Protection Benchmark Survey. As the organization who has been deploying and managing DLP technologies longer than anyone else in the world, we are uniquely positioned to share our insights in an effort to help guide organizations down the path of protecting the most critical information in their organizations. The survey is designed to address some key areas…

Understanding Behavioral Analytics

What is Behavioral Analytics? According to Investopedia, Behavioral Analytics is “An area of data analytics that focuses on providing insight into the actions of people.” Contrary to many articles that I have seen, behavioral analytics is neither new nor overly technical. For millennia, those engaging in espionage and counter-intelligence have used behavioral analytics in order to study the behavior of their adversaries in order to identify patterns of behavior in…

From the Office of the CTO: Rethinking the SSN in light of Equifax

It has been almost two weeks since Equifax announced that a cyber-attack potentially affected 143 million Americans in an unprecedented and massive data breach. According to the US Census Bureau, there were 125.9 million adult men and women in the United States as of 2014. With a population growth rate of approximately 2.9 million per year, it is a safe bet that if you have received credit for anything in…

Top 10 Data Loss Prevention Pitfalls

In this post, we will discuss the top ten reasons many Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Programs fail and how organizations can address those issues to ensure Data Loss Prevention Systems can be leveraged to build a solid foundation for an Information Security program. Doing so will position an organization to build more advanced information protection capabilities like Data Protection in the cloud, and rights management and encryption strategies to protect…

How Secure is Your Drone – An InteliSecure Skunk Works Post

The following blog post comes from InteliSecure’s research team. Skunk Works blog posts are more technical in nature, investigating security issues from an engineering standpoint. They range anywhere from providing information on faulty coding and fixes to testing consumer products. Drones have become ubiquitous over the past few years. Many organizations are now using them to help with things such as search and rescue, geographic mapping, storm tracking and more.…

Insourcing vs. Outsourcing Security Resources

Introduction I was recently having coffee with a person that could best be described as a mentor, consultant and investor in me. During breakfast, he asked me a simple question that has been burning in my brain ever since. He said “You spend a lot of time educating people on how to build effective programs, but have you ever considered explaining to them why they may want you to run…

Lessons Learned from the WannaCry Ransomware Outbreak

Introduction On Friday May 12, 2017 news broke of a widespread ransomware outbreak known as “WannaCry” or several similar variations of similar names. Much has been written about the outbreak itself related to the apparent origins being rooted in the confluence of vulnerabilities stockpiled by the United States’ National Security Administration (NSA), which were stolen and linked by the “Shadow Brokers” organization, and hacking tools developed by the Central Intelligence…

Chinese Data Privacy Regulations

Disclaimer: Neither InteliSecure nor the author of this post is purporting to offer legal advice in this blog. The author is not an attorney nor is InteliSecure a law firm, nor is either party making a representation on behalf of a law firm. Nothing in this blog should be construed as legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Introduction to Chinese Data Privacy The European Union’s General…

Understanding GDPR

Disclaimer: Neither InteliSecure nor the author of this post is purporting to offer legal advice in this blog. The author is not an attorney nor is InteliSecure a law firm, nor is either party making a representation on behalf of a law firm. Nothing in this blog should be construed as legal advice and should not be relied on as such. There are still many questions organizations around the world…