Importance of Information Security in CSR

What is CSR?

The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was first discussed in the 1950s though it was widely acknowledged much later during the late 1990s. The core idea of CSR is to integrate business with responsibilities towards our society and environment. CSR, in this way, is considered as the most convincing way to achieve a balance between economic, environmental and social imperatives while at the same time addressing the expectations of shareholders and stakeholders. Organizations try to enhance the reputation of a company with active CSR, although the concept of CSR goes beyond that.

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Resistance to cultural change plays spoilsport to strengthen enterprise IT security (Part – 2)

How can we overcome cultural resistance?

In our previous blog (posted on 30th August 2019) we discussed how resistance to IT cultural changes can obstruct organizations from strengthening their enterprise security posture. In this blog, we are going to discuss five ways how this crisis situation can be handled effectively by assuaging the workforce’s fear and misconceptions.

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Resistance to cultural change plays spoilsport to strengthen enterprise IT security (Part – 1)

Recently, while interviewing some of the global CIOs and CISOs in an event regarding the reason of extensive privileged account compromise, we came across a very interesting point of view, which was highlighted by a few of the respondents. Work culture and employee mindset can be a big barrier in establishing a robust IT security framework in enterprises. Let us see how it can play spoilsport while strengthening enterprise IT security.

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Identify Suspicious User Activities

Spot your malicious insider(s) with ARCON | UBA

Recently, a Government organization from Healthcare industry in APAC region revealed that almost 14,000 health records were leaked online because of a malicious insider. The organization never thought that they could lose their sensitive health records to someone trustworthy (apparently) in unbelievably nasty way. Couple of months back this incident shook the cyber world and forced every global organization to reinforce security audit of their IT infrastructure, employee roles, their activities and access control mechanisms.

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4 critical scenarios why Privileged Access Management will take center stage in 2019

Privileged Access Management (PAM) has become an integral part of overall cyber security framework for any modern-day organization. As privileged accounts provide access to confidential information, securing them from any untoward incident (abuse of privileged credentials or accounts) remains one of the major concerns for the Security and Risk management pros.

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IT Central Station Users Share What They Love about ARCON

Over the last few months, the team at IT Central Station reached out to ARCON Privileged Access Management customers with one goal: to find out what they really think about their experiences with ARCON.

 

As the leading user review platform for enterprise technology solutions, we are always on the hunt for user feedback that can help our growing community of tech professionals make future buying decisions for their companies. Dubbed as “The Yelp of Enterprise Technology” by the Wall Street Journal, we have created a long-standing reputation of offering trusted, current and relevant information about enterprise technology solutions without vendor bias.

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Thwart digital threats with behavioural analytics

Enterprises are allotting more budgets on emerging technologies that are proactive in detecting current and emerging threats. For 2018-19, the CISOs, CTOs and CIOs are eyeing on tools that use machine learning algorithms to secure companies’ digital assets, enterprise network and privilege accounts.

The expenditure on cyber security has seen a significant rise in the recent past especially after Facebook data breach, Uber data theft or even Bangladesh bank heist incidents. The digital threats are omnipresent, where the perpetrators siphon off digital money and crucial data in a day or may be for months. Worried CIOs are imploring the management to let them invest in cutting-edge technologies that can protect the privileged accounts and thwart threats.

Proactive protection is the safest way out

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Are you protecting data amid digital revolution?

Who would have thought about a decade ago that digital revolution could completely transform the way organizations conduct routine operations?

From large retailers analyzing and predicting customers’ purchasing decisions to supply chain firms adopting ‘smart’ technologies to ensure quality controls, disruptive technologies such as big data analytics and the IOTs have enabled firms to capture and effectively use the vital statistics in a real-time.

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Recent Bank Heists: Why to Compromise Critical IT Assets?

A $101 million bank heist, earlier this year, brought the issue of cybersecurity to the forefront once again. In a sophisticated operation, cybercriminals robbed the Central Bank of Bangladesh by getting hold of SWIFT (society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication code), the access code for global cross-border payment messaging system.

More important, it wasn’t an isolated case. Even as the dust over Bangladesh bank incident had not settled, the global banking system was again taken aback. This time it was an Ecuador bank, which was hit by a $12 million cyber-heist. The modus operandi was same.

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Will businesses stand the ‘risk’ of times?

All the top businesses today – Manufacturing& Distribution, Banking & Financial Services, Consumer Products & Services, Technology, Media & Communications, Healthcare & Life Sciences and Energy & Utilities – are expected to grow at a fast pace in the coming decade.

However the evolution of these businesses comes at the cost of rising risks. Analyzing and mitigating the risk factors should take precedence when devising strategies.

Several global studies report the following 10 risks businesses face as of 2016 and beyond:

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