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Let’s TalkTalk about data breaches. It’s not so simple

With the fallout around the TalkTalk data breach still happening, many people are left with one primary question: Why do data breaches continue to happen?

Securing an environment against data breach is not a simple affair and involves many layers of security working together to prevent, detect and respond to threats.

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Securing the server in today’s threat landscape

We’re often asked how Defendpoint works in a datacenter environment, how customers can achieve the same level of control over servers as they can with their endpoints.

When it comes to data breaches, servers represent one of the largest targets for both external and insider attacks. The risks around servers are often amplified by the fact that users login with highly privileged accounts.

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From Year of the Breach to Year of the Solution

As 2014 ends, many experts in the industry are giving their thoughts on what the New Year will look like from an IT security perspective. From the top ten malware threats to a growing list of security challenges, you’d be forgiven for thinking that CIOs and CISOs face an uphill battle in 2015.

Here, we look at the 3 key things that should be on your radar for the next 12 months and how, through a positive approach to security, you can overcome the most common challenges.

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2014 – The year of the breach?

As 2014 draws to a close, many in the InfoSec community are looking back on what has been an eventful past 12 months.

In both scale and sophistication, 2014 has been a game changer. In the first nine months alone there were as many as 1,922 confirmed incidents with criminals managing to compromise 904 million records*. Household names, from Sony and Home Depot to JP Morgan and Kmart, have been compromised and new, ever more potent forms of malware have risen to the surface.

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Controlling the breach

Once again we are witnessing the aftermath of another major data breach. Although the name of the retailer has changed from Target to Home Depot, the rest of the story remains the same. A large scale exfiltration of customer card data that went undetected for several months.

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