What Is Data Leak Prevention?

July 19th, 2021

Enterprises with sensitive data can experience data leaks when a hacker gains access to their sensitive data hubs and can copy or move the data unbeknownst to the enterprise. 

Having reliable and robust data leak prevention software in place can alert the enterprise to the breach to mitigate and stop the data leak from getting worse. Additionally, monitoring software can detect anomalous behaviors and potentially prevent a data leak from happening. 

Businesses in information-intensive industries must securely receive, send, store, and access large quantities of sensitive information. They must also follow a dizzying array of compliance and regulatory requirements. 

If you operate in an information-intensive industry and you are required to collect and store a large amount of sensitive data, personally identifiable data, health data, or banking data, then you need to have a data leak prevention tool and system in place. 

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How Do You Evaluate a Remote Employee?

July 12th, 2021

Businesses usually conduct employee evaluations on an annual basis to review how well an employee is doing, their work duties and habits, and compare what the employee did against what was expected of them. 

An employee performance evaluation is an extremely useful tool that businesses use to gauge time theft, work expectations, raises, promotions, and bonuses. 

However, if you operate a remote workforce, you might find that evaluating your remote employees is easier said than done. It is different from the way in-person office personnel can assess their employees. 

To help new remote managers handle this challenge, we’ve documented the best way to evaluate a remote employee:

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How to Exclude SoftActivity Agent from Windows Defender

July 9th, 2021

Windows Defender antivirus (Windows Security virus & threat protection) in Windows 10/11 may sometimes detect SoftActivity Monitor application or Agent files on the monitored computers as a threat. It might be categorized as MonitoringTool:Win32/ActivityMonitor, or PUA:Win32/Presenoker (Potentially Unwanted Application) or similar.

In fact, there is no virus or malware in SoftActivity Monitor software. It only does what is declared in its features described on the website, i.e. records users activity on the company-owned computers to help with insider threat detection and employees productivity tracking. SoftActivity application folder can be safely excluded from scanning to allow this software.

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How to Know If Remote Employees Are Actually Working

July 5th, 2021

In the last decade, industry professionals have seen remote work on the rise. And, sparked by the forced physical distancing of the coronavirus, more businesses are turning to remote workforces for business continuity. 

No matter what your situation is, if you have remote employees and no monitoring solution, you really don’t know if your remote staff is truly working when they should be. 

Read on to see how you can measure your remote employee work efforts:

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5 Ways Employee Monitoring Simplifies Remote Monitoring for System Admins

June 28th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to transition to contingency plans, like remote work, in order to stay afloat. 

Even when physical distancing measures are removed, and more businesses can open their doors to in-person customers, many may still allow remote work for their employees. 

If you plan to use remote work in your business operations, then you need some type of monitoring in place. Read on to learn more: 

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What is Data Loss Protection (DLP)?

June 21st, 2021

Organizations in every sector handle business data. Whether they collect information to process orders or they need to hold onto sensitive employee data for tax purposes, organizations are a treasure trove of sensitive information. 

Data collection, and therefore its protection, has become a primary facet of business operations due to the online nature of most businesses in 2021. To manage this, many companies implement data loss protection (DLP) plans. 

But what exactly does this look like, and does every business need to implement data loss protection?

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Data Loss Prevention Tips in the Insurance Industry

June 14th, 2021

Data loss can wreak havoc on any industry. As long as a business collects sensitive data, they are at risk for a data breach or insider threat. This risk is elevated in critical industries like insurance and healthcare because they collect and store far more valuable data on-site. 

The insurance industry is, therefore, highly susceptible to security breaches and stolen data. To better understand this issue, we’ve identified the top security considerations for insurance companies and laid out top data loss prevention (DLP) tips for organizations within this industry. 

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