Enterprise Network Security Blog from ISDecisions
Stronger Access Control Management
If your Windows network has data that could be of any value to someone without proper authorization to access it, then your organization needs stronger access control. The demand for secure access poses a serious challenge to IT professionals. IT have to balance network security with the need from users for quick and easy access … Continued
How to Monitor File Changes across Windows Servers
Who accessed a particular file share, and what changes happened? If you’re not able to answer this question quickly, you’re not alone. Monitoring file changes is one of the simplest tasks in keeping sensitive data safe but also one of…
Managing Call Center Access to a Windows Network
The importance of getting access management right cannot be overstated. You need to make sure that anybody accessing your systems – and the data within – is exactly who they say they are. This is especially important when dealing…
FileAudit reviewed and recognized as a leading cyber security software
IS Decisions has much to celebrate after our proactive auditing and monitoring software, FileAudit, won two awards under the top cyber security software of the FinancesOnline software review platform. FinancesOnline, a platform for business software reviews, conferred FileAudit with the…
Beyond Group Policy to Control Active Directory Accounts
With the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) now in full force, businesses must protect confidential data from unauthorized access. Strict administration of Active Directory (AD) user accounts is essential and although Group Policy is the tool of choice, processes such as logon and access policies can be tedious to configure and particularly so for SMBs … Continued
Windows File Server Auditing with FileAudit
With the limited usefulness of native Windows Tools, FileAudit is a software solution that greatly enhances file and folder access auditing across Windows file servers. Windows File Server Auditing Software When native Windows tools don’t cut it, admins turn to third party software to enhance security and ease regulatory compliance. Although Windows Active Directory includes native policies … Continued
Network security in Universities, Colleges and Schools.
IT teams responsible for network security in Universities, Colleges and Schools are experiencing more and more pressure to secure their networks from both external and insider threats. According to the CSO,13% of data breaches last year happened at educational institutions. According to EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association…
Insider Threat Best Practice – without the need for an SIEM solution
With so much news focusing on external attacks, one of the greatest threats to your organization’s data security, revenue, and reputation is insider threats. Insiders – employees with access to data that is externally valuable – are responsible for 28%…
How Strong is Your SMB Security Strategy?
SMBs today are under attack from malware, ransomware, external threats and data breaches. But, with the lack of sophistication around most SMBs security stances, the prospect of remaining unaffected by attacks is bleak. So, SMB’s and MSPs servicing them need…
New distribution agreement for the Netherlands
Dutch organizations set to benefit from enhanced file auditing to protect against data breaches. Global cybersecurity vendor IS Decisions today announces an exclusive distribution agreement with NVB ICT DIENSTEN, an ICT specialist, to deliver its security solution FileAudit across the Netherlands. FileAudit is a comprehensive file monitoring tool that enables organizations to proactively track, audit … Continued
What lessons can companies learn from getting breached?
In a sense, getting stung can be the key to taking notice — and maybe that’s a blessing in disguise. IT security is a topic often seen as solely the IT department’s concern. For management, the means taken to protect the company from cyber-crime can often be viewed as an extra cost to the … Continued
Cybersecurity advice for Higher Education
Information security continues to challenge both large and small institutions alike. According to EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association of IT leaders in higher education, information security remains the #1 issue in 2018 for the third year in a row. Perhaps this is…
How are Data Breaches Detected
Sometimes the challenge with data breaches is to know they ever happened at all. Take these examples from the 2017 headlines: Company Breach Discovered Breach Occurred Verifone January 2017 mid-2016 Brooks Brothers May 2017 April 2016 – March 2017 California…
Does Meeting Compliance Include File Servers?
Those of you reading this are likely working in industries with compliance mandates around protecting specific data types from misuse. And, like most businesses today, you’re probably using some kind of industry-specific set of applications that host that data –…
Why is the Education Sector a Target for Cyberattack?
Year over year, the same industry verticals seem to remain at the top of just about every analyst briefing, industry report, and infographic that are about security, threats, and attacks. Commonly, you repeatedly see Retail, Finance, Healthcare, and Education. But why? Retail and Finance make sense – those are businesses involved with moving people’s money (or … Continued