Echoworx Talking Security

12 Jun 2018

One Hot Mess: Encryption, Dating and the Betterment of Privacy Protection

Would you feel comfortable sending personal information over email without encryption? Feel shy answering ‘Yes?’ You’re not alone. In fact, nearly 50 per cent of people choose to share sensitive personal information online. And our trust on the people and companies we send them to is often taken for granted. You might be surprised to […]

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06 Jun 2018

Security 101: A 2018 Thesaurus for InfoSec

There is much emphasis being given to information security in today’s digitally connected ecosystem, and it truly is the need of the hour – below you can find answers to some of the most pertinent topics in information security. Slava Ivanov, Distinguished Software Engineer at Echoworx with his years of progressive experience in delivering security solutions to […]

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14 Apr 2018

Working in the Cloud: How to Secure Large File Exchange

Exchanging files – it sounds so easy. But if you look at the multitude of file exchange activities in a typical organization today you’ll begin to understand the challenge. First, there’s size. Typical email configurations restrict attachment sizes to 20MB or less, which is not realistic to the actual size of files being sent today […]

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10 Apr 2018

Quiet before the storm: CLOUD act

Recent developments in the court case between the US Government and Microsoft have impacts to companies offering services globally.   The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) aims to simplify the way enforcement groups obtain personal data stored by U.S.- based technology companies. What Has Happened: In December 2013, a United States Magistrate […]

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07 Mar 2018

Encryption, helping address GDPR compliance

As of May 25, 2018, all companies dealing with personal data in the European Union (EU) must be employing a high level of security to safeguard EU citizens’ information. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies that aren’t taking adequate measures in protecting the data of those residing in the 28 EU countries (prior […]

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26 Feb 2018

Is there a certainty to security?

The choice between Protection + Prevention vs Detection + Response is an illusion. As security practitioners, we all learnt that defence in depth was key. Yet we focused too much on defence as just a wall or line that would protect us. This type of thinking has been proven to be insufficient time and time […]

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25 Jan 2018

How bad is bad? Mexico’s threat landscape

Mexico is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, focused in employing technology to spur businesses forward. But this dependency on technology comes with a dark side – businesses are significantly more vulnerable to cyber threats and data breaches. Mexico has been attracting the attention of malicious cyber threat performers. The attraction is largely thanks to […]

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05 Jan 2018

Spectre and Meltdown attacks, think the sky is falling?

Like most companies, Echoworx is aware of the recently announced vulnerabilities impacting most modern microprocessors.  We wanted to take a minute to provide the following guidance on the Spectre and Meltdown attacks to ensure awareness of the issues and to inform you on the steps that Echoworx is taking to address them. What are these attacks? Spectre is […]

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15 Nov 2017

Indecent Exposure and Robotic Hacking

Would you send a naked selfie by email? A lot of us would say ‘no’, because we’re well aware of what could go wrong. What if the person you send the message to accidentally (or deliberately) shares it with someone else? What if your email account or theirs gets hacked? We’ve seen too many public […]

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04 Oct 2017

Is Your Company Practicing Safe … Relationships?

Thank you to all the media who helped us spread the important message of practicing safe communications! They didn’t have to. They had a choice of hundreds to cover but they chose our story. When Trust Matters – Security is Critical. Getting Personal: In the News Media Post | Oct 5, 2017 | People Are More Likely To Share Info […]

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04 Oct 2017

Getting Personal: Trust, New Lovers and the Internet

You’re a single woman on your first date with a new guy. The conversation is flowing, he’s laughing at your jokes – but you don’t feel comfortable sharing your full name yet or revealing exactly where you live. Yet you may have readily shared personal information in an online form or in an email, with […]

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14 Sep 2017

GDPR: Reduce your risk, protect your customers

You’ve met the GDPR, but you could still be breached, and the fines are massive. How can you minimize the risk? By May 25, 2018, companies doing business with EU residents must meet General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards or risk fines as high as 20 million euros or 4 percent of their annual worldwide profits. But […]

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08 Sep 2017

Privacy by Design – or by Disaster?

Got any European business? If you do, the GDPR could trigger fines of 20 million euros against you after May 25, 2018, unless you’ve built the highest levels of privacy protections into your systems. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protects individuals’ privacy and human rights, and comes into effect in May. It applies to EU-based […]

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