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Read on for expert insights on the changing threat landscape, industry trends and best practices that your team can apply to its cybersecurity program.

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Data Protection
Best Practice
4 min read

How to Successfully Conduct a PII Data Audit

To comply with data privacy laws, regular pII data audits are critical. We discuss why they are important and how you can conduct one successfully.
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Data Security
Best Practice
4 min read

5 Reasons Why Automating Vulnerability Management Reduces Cyber Risk

Vulnerability management ensures companies reduce their cyber risk. Here’s how automating that process can strengthen your security posture even further.
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Data Security
Best Practice
4 min read

Why Your Business Needs Data Driven Cybersecurity

To improve data security and prevent attackers from stealing sensitive information, cybersecurity is critical. Here’s why it should be data driven.
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Data Protection
Best Practice
4 min read

Data Protection and Privacy Services: What Tools Do You Need?

Technology is key to successful data protection and privacy services. Here are some of the key tools to help enhance your data protection strategy.
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Cybersecurity
FAQ
4.5 min read

The Top IT and Security Predictions for 2023

This blog explores how shifting global, industry and workforce factors will re-shape cybersecurity requirements and impact 2023 IT technology trends.
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Cybersecurity
FAQ
4 min read

What is Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management?

Cyber asset attack surface management helps businesses solve persistent asset visibility and vulnerability challenges. Here’s what you need to know.
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Cybersecurity
FAQ
3.5 min read

Why Visibility is Crucial to Successful Cloud Data Protection

Storing data on the cloud can bring a range of benefits, but is your business securing it? Here’s why visibility is critical to cloud data protection.
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Data Classification
FAQ
4 min read

What are the Benefits of Data Classification?

Data classification is a critical component of any data protection and data compliance strategy. Here’s how you can benefit from data classification.
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Data Loss
Cybersecurity
4 min read

How Evolving Attack Vectors are Changing the Attack Surface

Cyber risk is growing at an exponential rate. In this blog, we look at attack vectors and attack surfaces, and what they mean for your cybersecurity.
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Data Loss
Best Practice
4.5 min read

How to Measure Data Loss: Everything You Need to Know

What exactly happens when data is lost, and is there a way of measuring that? We explore everything you need to know about measuring data loss right here.
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Data Protection
Best Practice
5.5 min read

What is the Primary Method of Protecting Sensitive Data?

What is sensitive data and what are the primary methods of protecting it from cybersecurity threats?
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Cybersecurity
Best Practice
3.5 min read

Why Your Business Needs a Modern Attack Surface Assessment

Still using traditional vulnerability assessments to protect your perimeter? Here’s why a modern attack surface assessment will better protect your data.
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Data Security
Best Practice
3 min read

5 Fundamentals of Successful Data Security Management

Organizations collect, store and manage more data today than they have ever done before. Data security management is critical to protecting that data.
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Cybersecurity
Best Practice
4 min read

What is External Attack Surface Management?

Organizations today store an ever-increasing amount of data. That’s why it’s critical to implement a robust external attack surface management strategy.
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Data Discovery
Best Practice
4 min read

LegalSec: Why Data Discovery is the Bedrock of Data Protection

Legalsec is a critical element when it comes to data protection and compliance for law firms. Here’s why data discovery is a crucial element of that.
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Data Classification
Compliance
3.5 min read

What is the Purpose of Data Classification?

Businesses collect, store and use more data than ever before. Data classification can help to improve data protection and data compliance strategies.
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Data Loss
FAQ
3.5 min read

How Does Data Classification Improve Data Loss Prevention?

To minimize their attack surface, organizations must implement data loss prevention. Explore why data classification and data loss prevention goes hand in hand.
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Cybersecurity
FAQ
4 min read

What is CAASM, and How is it Different From Asset Management?

Today’s businesses lack the visibility they need to protect sensitive data. In this blog we answer a question that can change that, what is CAASM?
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Data Protection
Insider Series
6 min read

Insider Series: Law Firms and Cybersecurity - What's Changed?

In this blog, Cavelo CEO James Mignacca and cybersecurity strategist Mark Sangster talk through cybersecurity obligations and best practices for law firms.
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Data Security
FAQ
4 min read

What is Attack Surface Management and How Has it Changed?

The threat landscape to a business changes every day. Here’s how you can protect your company’s data through a robust attack surface management strategy.
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Data Security
FAQ
3 min read

What are Data Security Services?

Businesses collect a growing amount of sensitive data. Data security services help you better protect that data and comply with data privacy regulations.
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Data Security
FAQ
4 min read

What is Big Data Security?

The use of big data to gain meaningful business insights is expanding the surface attack risk of many organizations. Big data security can help.
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Data Loss
FAQ
5 min read

Answering Your Most Common Data Loss Prevention Questions

Data loss prevention is critical for business success, but what is it? We answer your most common data loss prevention questions right here.
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Data Loss
Cybersecurity
3 min read

What is the Impact of Data Loss on Your Business?

The loss of data can be hugely damaging to small, medium and large organizations alike. In this blog we take a look at the impact of data loss on business.
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Data Classification
Cybersecurity
4 min read

Data Classification Tools: 5 Ways You Will Benefit From Automation

Finding data across your organization’s network isn’t easy. Here’s how automated data classification tools can help give you the visibility you need.
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Data Security
Best Practice
5 min read

The Ultimate Guide to Data Security in the Manufacturing Industry

Want to improve your data security in the manufacturing industry? Check out this guide for an overview of everything you need to build your strategy.
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Data Protection
FAQ
5 min read

Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Scanning: What’s the Difference?

Not sure what the difference is between penetration testing vs. vulnerability scanning? We answer all of your questions right here.
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Data Security
Best Practice
4 min read

How to Improve Your Big Data Security Processes

How can your organization improve its big data processes so that you can mitigate your data protection and compliance risks? Find out here.
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Data Classification
Best Practice
4 min read

What Features to Look for in Data Classification Software

What is data classification software and how will your company’s cybersecurity strategy benefit from its implementation?
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Data Security
Insider Series
4 min read

Insider Series: Managing Supply Chain Security Risks

In this blog James Mignacca and George Kehayas review factors driving supply chain risks and why every business should audit their supply chain vendors.
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Cybersecurity
Cyber Insurance
4 min read

Cyber Insurance Requirements: How to Maintain Your Policy

Maintaining cyber insurance can be increasingly difficult and expensive. Here are some of the top cyber insurance requirements that businesses must meet.
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Data Security
Best Practice
5 min read

The Top 8 Data Security Best Practices

Here's a list of the top eight data security best practices to help your organization mitigate cybersecurity risk and better meet compliance requirements.
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Data Privacy
GDPR
5 min read

What are the Differences Between Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR?

In this blog we take a look at the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR to see how they differ, and what that means for your organization.
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Data Protection
Compliance
5 min read

A Complete Guide to US Data Protection Laws

Is your business complying with the data privacy regulations in your state? Here's an overview of all US data protection laws.
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Data Loss
Best Practice
3 min read

How to Avoid Data Loss From Natural Disaster

Rain, flooding, earthquakes, fire - the list of threats is never ending. Here's how your business can avoid data loss from natural disasters.
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Data Privacy
Compliance
6 min read

What are the Consequences of Non-Compliance With Data Privacy Laws?

Data privacy laws has prioritized how organizations collect, store and use consumer information - or personally identifiable information (PII).
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Data Security
Insider Series
4 min read

Insider Series: How Risk Management Committees Can Support Compliance and Insurance Requirements

In this blog James Mignacca and Ben Tercha cover risk management drivers, insurance requirements and how formalizing an internal risk committee can help.
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Data Discovery
FAQ
4 min read

How Much Does Data Discovery Cost?

The sensitive data within your organization grows every day, but do you have visibility into where that data is stored, and how it's being used?
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Cybersecurity
Insider Series
6 min read

Insider Series: How Shifting Regulatory Demands and the Evolving Threat Landscape are Changing Risk Management

Cavelo CEO James Mignacca and Vinod Paul, COO of Align explore how the cybersecurity landscape has changed.
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Data Privacy
FAQ
3 min read

Data Privacy vs. Data Security: What's the Difference?

When it comes to data privacy and data security, the two terms are frequently used interchangeably, but there are some fundamental differences.
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Data Privacy
GDPR
3 min read

Unstructured Data and What it Means for GDPR Compliance

GDPR compliance is an ongoing challenge for organizations. One of the biggest risks to GDPR compliance is unstructured data.
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Data Protection
FAQ
5 min read

Data Protection: Answering Your Most Common Questions

Improve your data protection strategy and reduce your cybersecurity risk. To help, we’ve answered some of the most common data protection FAQs.
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Data Privacy
Best Practice
5 min read

Remote Work Data Protection: 5 Ways to Ensure Your Data is Secure

Data protection requires building an inventory of all company-wide data, and then fixing vulnerabilities to strengthen the organization’s overall security.
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Data Discovery
Cybersecurity
5 min read

8 Data Loss Prevention Best Practices to Protect Your Business

Firewalls and antivirus solutions can help against external security threats, but they do not address internal threats. Data loss prevention is crucial.
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Data Protection
Cybersecurity
4 min read

A Five Step Guide to Build a Successful Data Protection Strategy

An increasing number of companies will be looking to enhance, or even implement for the first time, their data protection strategy in 2022.
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Data Discovery
FAQ
5 min read

What is Data Discovery and Classification, and Why is it Important?

What is data discovery and classification? Let's answer that and look at how your organization can improve its data protection program.
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Cybersecurity
Best Practice
4 min read

What is Data Loss Prevention?

Demystifying small and midsized enterprise data loss prevention (DLP) and its two parallel streams: DLP technology and DLP strategy.
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Data Discovery
Best Practice
4 min read

Using Data Discovery and Classification to Establish Security Outcomes

Cavelo CEO James Mignacca and IT VP Mark Dillon break down real-life challenges midsized enterprises face while scaling data discovery processes.
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Data Classification
Best Practice
5 min read

How to Become a CMMC Certified Supplier – and Why Certification Matters

Learn about the CMMC certification process, what it takes to become CMMC certified and how data discovery can help.
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Cybersecurity
Zero Trust
3 min read

Log4j Zero-day Vulnerability: What You Need to Know

Breaking down what IT and security teams need to know about Log4j, CVE-2021-44228 and what actions to take to mitigate data exfiltration.
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Cybersecurity
Best Practice
4 min read

2022 IT Security Predictions and the (Non-Surprising) Links Between Them

Cavelo CEO James Mignacca breaks down future predictors and larger cybersecurity trends to watch (and prepare for) in 2022.
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Cybersecurity
Best Practice
4 min read

What are the CIS Benchmarks?

The CIS benchmarks is a guide that IT teams can use to institute controls and safeguards to protect against cyber-attacks and protect business networks.
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Data Discovery
Best Practice
5 min read

How to Support and Protect Digital City Rollout Efforts with Data Discovery

Smart, connected and digital city projects are vital to communities, yet they introduce a number of security and data privacy challenges.
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Data Protection
GDPR
5 min read

Understanding the 7 Data Protection Principles of GDPR

Identifying key data discovery and data classification requirements across GDPR articles.
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Data Privacy
Compliance
5 min read

Applying the NIST Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Frameworks

How data discovery and classification supports NIST cybersecurity and data privacy framework alignment, stronger security hygiene and privacy policies.
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Data Discovery
Compliance
4 min read

4 Tips to Help You Get a Handle on Unstructured Data Sprawl

Spoiler alert: cybersecurity and data privacy compliance audits become simpler when data is properly inventoried and classified.
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Data Privacy
Compliance
5 min read

Introducing the Cavelo Platform

Introducing the Cavelo platform for data discovery, classification, tracking and management.