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New DriveLock 2020.1 release includes multiple enhancements

By DriveLock on Jul 1, 2020 8:22:37 AM

Updates in vulnerability scanner, self-service portal for users, pre-boot authentication and much more


Munich, Germany. 01.07.2020 – DriveLock today unveiled its new Release 2020.1 that offers a wide range of enhancements and extensions. The new features include the DriveLock vulnerability scanner; network-enabled DriveLock pre-boot authentication with direct login via Active Directory; the self-service portal for users, such as for password resets; and the full management of Microsoft Defender Antivirus within DriveLock. Additional protection functions and automatic configuration options increase IT security while reducing the administrative workload, as the system automatically learns application behaviour. Further enhancements include significantly better usability with new views, reports and management functions in the DriveLock Operations Center.

“It was important to us to make the everyday use of DriveLock even simpler and more intuitive to help users complete their tasks quickly and easily,” says Anton Kreuzer, CEO of DriveLock. “That’s why we’ve implemented multiple customer requests in Release 2020.1 and implemented detailed enhancements that further boost IT security and the usability of the DriveLock Zero Trust Platform.”

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Australian Businesses Under Attack - How To Protect Yourself

By Alma Pranoto on Jun 22, 2020 8:48:26 AM

On June 19, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reported that businesses are targeted by a sophisticated, state-based cyber actor. In recent months, there has been a prominent increase in attacks targeting all levels of government, political organisations, the private sector, essential services, education, medical research and development. Other countries are also detecting a similar pattern. 

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EDR - the Sherlock Holmes of cyber security

By Andreas Fuchs on Jun 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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On the trail towards EDR

In our last blog post "Silent hacker attacks and the need for detection mechanisms" we talked about covert cyber attacks and the need for detection tools. Now we would like to present a typical Endpoint detection and response solution with its building blocks.

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Silent hacker attacks and the need for detection mechanisms

By Andreas Fuchs on May 26, 2020 2:00:00 AM

Again and again, we read about hacking incidents where attackers can spy on a company, an authority or a ministry and remain unnoticed for months without affecting the systems.

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4 Essential Strategies for IT Security

By Alma Pranoto on May 19, 2020 1:00:00 AM

The Base Formula for Preventing Cyber Security Incidents 

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Working from Home - 13 Tips for Increased IT Security

By DriveLock on Apr 2, 2020 2:47:13 PM

From one of our previous post, "Coronavirus calls hackers to the scene", we are already informed about basic precautions and protection measures we must take when working from the home office.

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Stay Safe - Protection in your home office

By Vincent Ong on Mar 23, 2020 8:10:00 AM

As we brace ourselves to contain the spread of Covid-19 globally, it is of utmost importance for companies and enterprises to upkeep their business momentum in current challenging times. Increasingly, companies are encouraging employees to work from home to minimise physical contact. It is critical for endpoints to be well protected for employees to continue to be productive as they are working from home. However, the situation also presents opportunity for possible cyber security threats, malware attacks and social engineering to take place.

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DriveLock - perfectly positioned for RSA 2020

By DriveLock on Mar 17, 2020 8:43:10 AM

With over 36,000 attendees, 700 speakers, and 650 exhibitors, the RSA conference in San Francisco was a successful and rewarding event. The conference was attended by both boutique and well-known IT security firms from around the world.

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The Coronavirus gives hackers more freedom to infiltrate your network

By DriveLock on Mar 11, 2020 9:20:10 AM

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What you need to consider when it comes to IT security to keep your systems virus-free.

In recent weeks, the coronavirus has become the main topic for the global population, health authorities, politicians and organisations. For hackers, the panic and hysteria caused by the situation provide a perfect opportunity to successfully distribute malware. Therefore, the virus topic meets all the requirements for a successful cyberattack. 

People require up-to-date information regarding the virus. TV, radio, online guides and news, newsletters or emails are all sources of information that are accessed by the public. 

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Modern Endpoint Security & EDR

By Alma Pranoto on Mar 6, 2020 12:58:37 AM

Prevention, Detection and Response - Do You Have Gaps In Your Security Architecture? 

The importance of endpoint security continues to be prevalent in today's threat landscape as 70% of all breaches are found to have originated from the endpoint. More than 42% of endpoints experience encryption failures, 75% of organisations state their IT security team are not able to respond to security incidents aptly and quickly. Therefore Endpoint security plays a very significant role in securing your systems and data. It can prevent data loss, stop the execution of malware opened by negligent employees and protect against malicious traffic. 

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3 Cybersecurity Trends For 2020

By Alma Pranoto on Feb 4, 2020 5:18:39 AM

The world of IT security is evolving in 2020, are we? 

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IT security in 6 steps with Zero Trust

By Andreas Fuchs on Jan 24, 2020 3:35:53 PM

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The major strategic objective of cyber security in the digital age is to combat and contain privacy violations. A company's data is its most valuable asset that must be protected.
In the last blog post "What elements does a ZERO trust model consist of" we talked about the pillars of a Zero Trust architecture. In this article, we explain step by step how to implement Zero Trust in your company.
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Risk Assessment with the SPE model

By Mohamad Ashokaibi on Dec 20, 2019 11:29:13 AM

Risk lies around every corner and should be expected at any time. In the world of IT, risk is inherently everywhere and comes in many shapes and forms. Consequently, the task of writing down all possible risks threatening an IT infrastructure can be daunting and never-ending.

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What elements does a ZERO trust model consist of?

By Andreas Fuchs on Dec 3, 2019 5:11:01 PM

The major strategic goal of cyber security in the digital age is to combat and mitigate data breaches. A company's data is its most valuable asset to protect.

In the last blog post "This is how IT security works with Zero Trust today" we talked about what Zero Trust is and the rationality behind it.

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This is how IT security works with Zero Trust today

By Andreas Fuchs on Nov 20, 2019 7:51:35 PM

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Why today's IT security architectures should be designed according to the ZERO TRUST model

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Simple Passwords Weaken IT Security

By Alma Pranoto on Aug 20, 2019 8:09:00 PM

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Is it really AI?

By Alfred Ortiz on Jul 30, 2019 3:40:00 PM

by Alfred Ortiz, CEO of CyberSoftwareDistributors LLC and Doctoral Candidate in Information Systems at IE University in Madrid, Spain.  

 

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Zero Trust - The Blueprint To Safeguard Your Digital Business

By Alma Pranoto on Jul 2, 2019 9:18:49 AM

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Why Small Businesses Need a Managed Security Service

By Alma Pranoto on Apr 26, 2019 11:16:43 AM

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3 Benefits of a Managed Security Service

By Alma Pranoto on Mar 31, 2019 6:37:06 AM

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Extortion becomes the new normal for Cybercrime

By Andreas Fuchs on Jan 25, 2019 8:58:00 AM

In 2017, WannaCry Ransomware spread to 100 countries over a weekend. Don't expect patching to stop the business model of digital blackmail. Be prepared!

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Avoid Cyber Risks In An IIoT World

By Alma Pranoto on Dec 21, 2018 12:26:47 AM

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Rolling Out Microsoft BitLocker Without Headaches

By Alma Pranoto on Dec 7, 2018 12:30:00 AM

 

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Enforcing The Human Firewall

By Alma Pranoto on Nov 26, 2018 10:30:00 PM

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How To Make Endpoint Security Easy And Effective

By Alma Pranoto on Nov 21, 2018 10:30:00 PM

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3 Data Encryption Facts Your Business Is Missing!

By Alma Pranoto on Oct 24, 2018 3:02:45 AM

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By Alma Pranoto

 

1. THE SHOCKING STATISTICS OF DATA BREACH

According to the IBM 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Studyit costs $3.86 million US to cover an average data breach. This cost will increase by 6.4% per year and the likelihood of a recurring breach over the next two years is 27.9%. 

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Don’t avoid FDE adoption anymore!

By Mohamad Ashokaibi on Sep 24, 2018 9:12:00 AM


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Time to stop USB drive horror stories!

By Mohamad Ashokaibi on Jul 1, 2018 5:51:59 PM


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  • CFO: “I've lost my USB thumb drive. Lots of important spreadsheets were there! Do something please!”

  • Project Manager: “I’ve just used my USB external drive on a contractor’s laptop who said he never had an AV. Can I use it safely on the company’s laptop again?”

  • Sales Lady: “Remember the USB drive the company has given me? Seems I dropped it in that taxi yesterday while on my way home. Could I ever know what I backed up on it before leaving the office?”

  • Engineering Team Lead: “Since my colleague checked her SD card on my PC this morning I don’t seem to be able to open my project documents anymore. They all are unreadable. What could it be?”

  • Risk Management Head: “We have a new requirement; all USB storage devices must be blocked inside our corporate network, except company-provided sticks which must be encrypted before use. Can we do that?”

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And still nothing much done to educate our end-users!

By Mohamad Ashokaibi on Jul 1, 2018 5:39:05 PM

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by Mohamad Ashokaibi

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