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This privacy-friendly employee monitoring software has your employees buy in to data protection

Data breaches, both internal and external, are on the rise, with no sign of stopping. Of thousands of companies surveyed, half have experienced breaches, mostly over the last three years, and nine of ten breaches occur not due to internal malfeasance or breaches to data protection companies, but rather due to employee errors giving bad…


Data breaches, both internal and external,are on the rise, with no sign of stopping. Of thousands of companies surveyed,half have experienced breaches, mostly over the last three years, and nine of ten breaches occur not due to internal malfeasance or breaches to data protection companies, but rather due toemployee errorsgiving bad actors inside access.

So rather than focus efforts on securing your network from external assaults, companies need to protect themselves from their own inattentive employees. While educating and training employees about potential threats is a good first step, it can only go so far. You need a more comprehensive solution. Unfortunately, the most effective solutions such as employee monitoring software might be seen by employees as breaching their privacy rights. These software track employees’ potentially suspicious or misguided activity; notify security teams instantly if a suspected breach has occurred; and give those teams the ability to instantly take over any workstation and cut off any potential data loss. Plus, the best software solutions analyze user behavior and predict insider threats. The software can even automatically act to block any dangerous activity that might lead to a data breach. In most cases you can step in and de-escalate problems before they become an actual security threat.

For most employee monitoring software companies, this is a blanket solution, with every employee treated as an equally potential threat and little regard is given to preserving privacy. But the industry-leading security service Teramind encourages its customers to eschew this us-versus-them mentality and transparently protect your employees from their worst impulses while also protecting their privacy from their own mistakes.

The Teramind dashboard: customers can create their own dashboard from a selection of dozens of widgets, based on their priorities or areas of particular concern.

The Teramind dashboard: customers can create their own dashboard from a selection of dozens of widgets, based on their priorities or areas of particular concern.(Image credit: Teramind)

Teramindis anISO2001:2013-certifiedcompany that aims to align its products with regulatory standards like CCPA,GDPRandHIPAA. And it has received acclaim from several tech sites for the effectiveness of its services, includingTechRadar.

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A personalized protection plan

A sample list of behavioral policies and rules that can be created on Teramind. The solution comes with hundreds of pre-built rules to prevent common insider threats and data breaches. 

A sample list of behavioral policies and rules that can be created on Teramind. The solution comes with hundreds of pre-built rules to prevent common insider threats and data breaches. (Image credit: Teramind)

The solution comes with three pricing tiers and available as Cloud, On-Premise or Private Cloud deployment (such as AWS, Azure) making it suitable for SMEs to large enterprise customers.

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Radiohead launches online ‘public library’ so you can stream their rare stuff

Radiohead has launched a “public library” online and yes, you can get a library card. The legendary English band unveiled the Radiohead Public Library on Monday, an online archive of Radiohead’s back catalogue in one place, with links to either buy or stream via Spotify and Apple Music, along with videos and out-of-print merchandise. Fans…

Radiohead has launched a “public library” online and yes, you can get a library card.

The legendary English band unveiled the Radiohead Public Library on Monday, an online archive of Radiohead’s back catalogue in one place, with links to either buy or stream via Spotify and Apple Music, along with videos and out-of-print merchandise.

Fans can head to the website to register as a library member, and create their own library card. It’s pretty neat, but it looks like you can’t customise it on the site — you have to download the PNG file to add your mugshot into the corner. If you want to print it out and laminate it to throw in your wallet, go for it. 

And that QR code? It heads to the GDPR website — s

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Cookie consent tools are undermining GDPR

A new study by researchers at MIT, UCL and Aarhus University suggests that most cookie consent pop-ups served to European internet users are likely defying regional privacy laws such as GDPR.The researchers published their findings in a paper titled “Dark Patterns after the GDPR: Scraping Consent Pop-ups and Demonstrating their Influence” which argues that vendors…

A new study by researchers at MIT, UCL and Aarhus University suggests that most cookie consent pop-ups served to European internet users are likely defying regional privacy laws such as GDPR.

The researchers published their findings in a paper titled “Dark Patterns after the GDPR: Scraping Consent Pop-ups and Demonstrating their Influence” which argues that vendors of consent management platforms (CMPs) are engaging in illegal practices, saying:

active consent is required for tracking

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Making customer privacy a priority

Within 24 hours of the long-awaited launch of Disney+, the entertainment multinational’s streaming service, it was reported that thousands of accounts had been hacked, with critical data stolen and sold online. As these breaches are so common, we’ve become almost unphased by them. Not a day goes by where our mortgage information, our passwords, and…

Within 24 hours of the long-awaited launch of Disney+, the entertainment multinational’s streaming service, it was reported that thousands of accounts had been hacked, with critical data stolen and sold online. As these breaches are so common, we’ve become almost unphased by them. Not a day goes by where our mortgage information, our passwords, and even our old emails aren’t wrapped up in some sort of endpoint security failure that attacks our digital privacy.

About the author

Keith Casey currently serves on the Platform Team at Okta working on Identity and Authentication APIs.

The cynic would suggest this is the new normal, that we have made a Faustian bargain with big tech to choose convenience over security and privacy. While news reports highlight companies behaving badly, change may be on the horizon, both in terms of companies’ attitudes towards customer privacy and in the regulatory compliance landscape. While fines and further legal ramifications should be enough to drive businesses to take customer privacy seriously, customers also need to take responsibility and push change.

Increased regulation, improved privacy

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union’s privacy regulation, which launched last May. GDPR arose as a holistic approach to update existing, inconsistent and conflictin

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Building an enterprise website

Since the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, we’ve all witnessed the acceleration of the commoditisation of the website builder. The enterprise space, in particular, is one where the challenges and intricacies of development vary greatly. It’s important for companies to know the key issues, both from a governance standpoint and business perspective, to ensure…

Since the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, we’ve all witnessed the acceleration of the commoditisation of the website builder. The enterprise space, in particular, is one where the challenges and intricacies of development vary greatly. It’s important for companies to know the key issues, both from a governance standpoint and business perspective, to ensure they don’t fall behind the competition in terms of process and operation for innovation.

About the author

Drew Griffiths, CEO of Cohesion, Acquia.

Abide by governance

It’s vitally important for enterprise website building to revolve around the concept of governance. Companies will need to have a series of checks and balances in place to make sure their content is fully compliant with their legal teams, and abides by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and other localised restrictions that might be in place.

Enterprises may have several hundred microsites or product lines that run into the thousands or higher and must be categorised, so having processes in place to ensure they can maintain and govern in a way that adheres to the legal standard, is paramount.

Governance tasks like inputting and proofing standard information or formatting across multiple sites are tedious, time-consuming and greatly raise the risk of failure to comply through human error. What enterprises need is a back-office function that will replicate the e

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