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IT & HR Policies are like wearing a mask

Employees Monitoring and data loss working from home Working from home

Who has access to your data while working from home or anywhere?

Who has access to your data while working from home or anywhere?

Just as a virus can deploy through a simple click of the mouse, IT & HR policies can be as strong as an N95 mask with personal protection equipment. Not having IT & HR policy is just the risk you take without a mask.

“There has been a 41 % increase in data being stored on endpoints since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.”  Forrester June 2020

IT & HR policies must be administered today with realtime monitoring and behavior software to protect your endpoints. It becomes more critical as employees access and use your sensitive data from home.

It must monitor and manage human behavior to stop abnormal use and offer proactive solutions for any unauthorized actions that put your sensitive data at risk. It needs to take appropriate action, to record, create alerts, and be intelligent enough to understand if it is malicious or human error.

It is a necessity to provide a secure solution for data loss protection while meeting the new performance standards of data regulatory industry compliance.  It has to be intuitive, easy to set rules, alerts, actions, and, most importantly, affordable!


Here is just a sample of what Armarius Software can offer to secure your data with intelligence

Device Management – USB, Printer, Bluetooth, others

Email – Required encryption, Attachments, Forwarding, Any suspicious, Sensitive data

Web access – Social Media, Search Engine, Personal email, Screen capture, online file share

File access – Network drives, Specific, File type, Copy, Upload, Download

Archiving – Emails, Attachments, Printed

Application access – Specific, Time period, Monitor, Block

Content Filtering – Social security, Credit cards, other content

Reports – Auto-generate, application performance, threat detection, productivity, activity log,

and an additional 60+ reports available

Our software offers three built-in selectable IT policies and HR options that you can use right now, or you can quickly select the options you want to manage your existing policy to enforce it digitally.

Start right now to enforce in realtime your user’s behavior with IT & HR policies today by “Know now, what you need to know!”

Visit our website www.armariussoftware.com  for your 20-minute demo or qualify for a free 30-day trial assessment of your users’ behavior.  Armarius Software 1-331-305-3700

2020-07-06T19:14:59+00:00June 30th, 2020|

If your employees are working from home, who is monitoring their user’s behavior?

Not all employees are equal when working from home.

Employees Working from home is a data risk

User-behavior of an employee working from home

Most employees will take the easiest path to complete their work even if it means going around IT policies and downloading data to USB devices or saving copies to cloud-based storage like Dropbox, or using a personal printer attached to their home network.

To them, it is just a quick and easy shortcut to get what they need done.

What they do not realize is these behavior’s put your company’s data at risk. Cybercriminals are trolling more than ever today for these types of user behaviors to gain access to your data and network.

“According to data received by risk consulting firm Kroll, human error was the cause of approximately 90 percent of data breaches.”

The solution

An easy to use real-time behavior monitoring and data loss prevention software

Watch this short video to learn more about Armarius Software user behavior and data loss prevention now!

Know now, what you need to know!

Call us now  1-331-305-3770 

2020-07-06T19:22:52+00:00June 24th, 2020|

Today’s only data loss and user behavior software that goes with you wherever your office maybe.

  • Monitor and manage user behavior to secure your data.
  • Meet regulatory data compliance,
  • Electronically enforce IT & HR Policies
  • Prevent human error
  • Proactive stop malicious behavior
  • Automate reports and alerts

Watch this short video introduction now to learn more

Call us today 1-331-305-3700   “Know now, what you need to know”

2020-05-20T16:48:08+00:00May 20th, 2020|

Podcast – How SMB can protect their business by utilizing human behavior data to prevent data loss.

Cybersecurity Podcaster Steven Deal – CISSP of Privacy Please talks with Brian Berglund – CTO of Armarius Software.

This interview talks about how human behavior can be a threat to a company’s sensitive data and what can be done to protect SMB right now. The interview provides real-life examples and solutions on how to protect against human errors and malicious behavior.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/privacy-please-podcast/id1295483839

Employees Working from home due to coronavirus is a data rsik

2020-04-06T16:27:01+00:00April 6th, 2020|

Making the employee data shift from work to home

As companies quickly turn employees from office workers to work at home employees, there becomes a higher risk of data loss. 

Employees Working from home due to coronavirus is a data rsikUnderstand what users do from when they login to when they log out is the only solution to ensure the safety of your network data. The ability to protect against and detect an insider threat (Theft, fraud, data breach) becomes even more critical to the company’s data when employees work from home.

Companies that are dealing with regulatory compliances have a greater need to provide proof that data has been properly utilized and not compromised.

 

IT & HR policies do not have a bias towards the office, and having real-time 24/7 electronic enforcement is the only safeguard to ensure employees are not putting your business in jeopardy.

Having a solution that monitors and manages the user behavior with analytics is critical to any business with employees that work from home.

Armarius Software – Know Now, What You Need to Know! – An end user-focused software solution.

Our software installs remotely in less than 30 minutes.

2020-03-20T19:31:04+00:00March 20th, 2020|

Okay, now you sent your employees home to do their work!

You just solved the employee work from home issues right, or did you just open a whole new problem of protecting your company’s data?

Employees Working from home due to coronavirus is a data rsik Could your employees be copying your data to other devices, USB, printing it, or emailing themselves files?

How are you protecting against insider threats?

Does your company have a solution in place to securely protect your data when employees are working from home?

The solution!

Understand what users do from when they login to when they log out is the only solution to ensure the safety of your network data. The ability to protect against and detect an insider threat (Theft, fraud, data breach) becomes even more critical to the company’s data when employees work from home.

Armarius Software knows now, what you need to know and protects against user behavior threats.

Learn more about our user-focused affordable software solution and how you can protect your data if your employees need to work from home.

2020-03-13T19:07:33+00:00March 13th, 2020|

Everyone knows, pick four is a lottery game!

However, Cybercriminals know pick four as a 4 natural access point to breach your network.

For them, it is like winning the lottery.

To your employees, the pick 4 are 4 ways in which they do their jobs. Send an email with an attachment, upload files to a browser, removable drives, and printers. Many small to middle-market companies are unnecessarily exposing themselves every day to a potential breach because of these four leak points.

Think about phishing just for a moment, how many times have you heard or read a story about someone clicking on a link? Employees that have access to the web, clicking around on social media sites, copying files to Google drive, or downloading an executable without even knowing the potential threat that they just exposed to your network.

Access to personal emails is another threat. It is a great way to expose your network to a phishing attack that can launch the ransomware. It is also a quick way that employees can send sensitive files to themselves. A lot of sensitive data can be sent out via a personal email account.

We all love USB devices for their convenience and quickness to copy and share all kinds of stuff. Just ask Garrett popcorn how on employee downloaded 5,000 files of sensitive data and then left the company. They copied sensitive data to a USB and emailed files to their personal email account. Cybercriminals love USB devices because they know they get shared! Great place to hang out if you are a virus moving from one laptop to the next until they get access to your sensitive data.

The other common leak point is the printer as employees think if it is on paper, no one will know they just printed off the customer list, IP drawings, financials, or a vendor list. Just another soft target for access to that USB.

The solution to prevent your lottery winners from a significant win fall.

Start with an affordable SaaS from Armarius Software that proactively monitors and manages your endpoints. Electronically, and proactively enforce your IT and HR policy. Know where your sensitive data is on the network and who is doing what with your data. Proactively stop sensitive data before it leaves your network. Get reports and create alerts and know at all times that your endpoints are secure from being breached.

So now you know how to stop cybercriminals from winning the pick four lottery and what you can do to secure your endpoints.

Give us a quick call so we can share the other ways we can protect your sensitive data. Armarius Software 1-331-305-3700

2020-03-02T18:59:49+00:00March 2nd, 2020|

What you now need to know if your company has a DoD contract?


CMMC / DFARS 7012 / NIST 800-171

What you now need to know if your company has a DoD contract?

If it does, you need some level of certification.

The new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will require that 100% of all DoD contractors/suppliers achieve some level of 3rd party certification related to what is specified in their contracts. Once the CMMC goes into effect, self-attestation will no longer be sufficient to bid on DoD contracts, and it will affect all companies doing business in the defense supply chain regardless of the type of business.

Start your certification by getting data compliant using Armarius Software’s affordable solution that installs easily across your company in 30 minutes or less.

  • Manage and monitor data on your network
  • Know where all your sensitive data is and who has access to it, what they did with it.
  • Provide data compliance reports for audit tracking and accountability
  • Proactively prevent human errors and stop malicious behavior
  • Receive alerts for situation awareness and take action
  • Set up policies and enforce them electronically

Armarius Software solution is available for the small to middle-market companies that do not have large IT budgets or staffing but need a solution for cybersecurity data compliance.

Ramp up your level of certification by using Armarius Software to become data compliant.

Click here to learn more

2020-03-02T18:58:54+00:00February 28th, 2020|

Press Release

An employee’s self-interest is the most common data breach in a Merger and Acquisitions

Providing proof that your I.P. and sensitive data has not been breached or compromised by employees will become the new requirement to close the deal.

Press release Warrenville, Illinois, January 24, 2020 – The fear of the unknown encourages employees to take data.  Everything from vendor files, pricing, customer list, drawings, formulas, and intellectual property is at risk and more. There is no hierarchy as to whom or when.

More than half of the employees who left or lost their jobs in the last 12 months kept confidential corporate data, and 40 percent plan to use it in their new position.

Quest research found 90% of organizations feel vulnerable to ‘insider’ attacks, with excessive access privileges (37%), access to sensitive data (36%), and the increasing complexity of IT (35%) being the key reason why.

The reality is companies do not even know what their employees took.

What’s at risk?

If the intellectual property or sensitive data was stolen, does the deal still get done?

Armarius Software announces today that it is the only real-time proactive software designed to protect your intellectual property and sensitive data from employees or anyone with malicious intent during and after the merger and acquisition process.

We provide you peace of mind and proof that your sensitive data assets and I.P. have not been compromised, and the value of your merger or acquisition remains an integral part of your investment.

Armarius Software is the only preventive SAAS solution that proactively monitors and manages in real-time your employees’ access to sensitive data and I.P.  It can stop malicious behavior, record it and provide alerts before any data can ever leave the network.

The software has a complete audit reporting feature set to prove that your I.P. and sensitive data has not been breached or compromised.  You will know through the entire M&A process who had access to sensitive data and I.P.  You will be able to monitor and manage who can have access and what they can or cannot do with the data.

Unlike other IT solutions which only react after an occurrence has happened and can threaten your deal. The Armarius Software solution can prevent a breach of your data before it can occur.  Even if an employee with good intentions, mistakenly tries to email sensitive content or attach a document, it will be stopped before it can be sent out.

Armarius Software manages and monitors what can and cannot be done with USB devices, printers, email, web access, screen capture prevention, and more.  The software also provides a discovery feature to know where sensitive data/files always are and protect your data from unsecured exposure.

Reporting functions are available to allow the automation and enforcement of HR and IT policies. The software uses an initiative user interface that allows an ease of installation in 30 minutes or less.

It only takes one employee to jeopardize a deal by taking your sensitive data or intellectual property.

Whether you are buying or selling, the value of your deal is in the data and I.P. so, protect IT with Armarius Software for M&A.

 

About Armarius Software

We are an affordable software-as-a-service hosted on your server or cloud platform. Our scalable industry-agnostic software solution is ideally suited for small to middle-market clients that have anywhere from 5 to 100,000 users. Our solution has proven its robustness in financial banking for over ten years.  Any industry from manufacturing, distribution, services, retail, and more can use our software.  Our software is used in highly regulated industries that required data compliance to meet SEC, SOX, HIPAA, NIST, GDPR, PCI, ISO, PII, CCPA, and others.  We proactively monitor and manage user behavior, so your sensitive data and I.P. is never at risk.

Know now, what you need to know!

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Brian Payne at 1-331-305-3700, or email bpayne@armariussoftware.com

2020-01-24T16:01:15+00:00January 24th, 2020|

5 Ways for Merging Companies to Ensure and Increase Endpoint Security

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are great ways to accelerate growth in industries, but they also pose a huge challenge, with increasing risks in cybersecurity rearing its ugly head. Businesses see cybersecurity issues as major flashpoints in hampering a deal or decreasing its value.

Cybersecurity experts agree, and a huge part of this is endpoint security. A cybersecurity risk survey on M&As found that 63% of IT decision-makers surveyed agreed that there is a wide range of cybersecurity risks for mergers. More than half of them note that during any M&A, they find Internet of Things and operational technology devices unaccounted for before the integration. The staggering amount of data put at risk by these endpoint security issues can not only disrupt the merger but also undermine the growth expected from the integration. Considering that 70% of breaches originate from them, endpoint security should be at the core of M&As. Here’s how:

Understand the cyber risks

M&As are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks, and knowing the full scope of risks across both companies is key to making the deal go through. Never assume that the company you’re acquiring or merging with has inherent endpoint security. When Verizon acquired Yahoo, it sought almost a billion-dollar discount because of the massive data breaches it discovered from the tech giant. While the discovery of the breach and the cover-up almost killed the deal, it gave Verizon an advantage instead of a cybersecurity bust.

Do cyber due diligence

Risk profiling entails not only ensuring security and visibility across the company and endpoints, it also means navigating through specific risks and policies. The threat and regulatory landscape can vary by region, especially in this post-GDPR world. Ensuring compliance in internal and external endpoint security protocols is a necessary part of M&A due diligence.

Integrate with caution

Organizations need to be ready to work with two IT systems temporarily, at least until the integration has been completed. This entails operating with redundancies and maintaining multiple systems, but it pays to be precise. In Security Boulevard’s assessment of the Marriot breach after it merged with Starwood, it highlighted how it only takes a weak link for a breach to happen. The multimillion-dollar breach could’ve been prevented if the companies hadn’t rushed through the merger. The success of any merger hinges on the full understanding of the management systems and the technologies each organization utilizes.

Hire experts and consultants

Similar to how organizations entrust their M&A process to business professionals, firms undergoing the process can benefit from hiring cybersecurity professionals. The risk M&As pose to organizations and digital assets require consultants who are specialized in these situations. Maryville University’s recent evaluation of the cybersecurity industry notes how it is growing three times faster than any other IT role. From 2013 to 2019 the demand for experts in this industry doubled, and a huge segment of this growing industry are experts specializing in integrating systems and endpoint security protocols. With so much expertise available, there is no excuse for a company not having good cybersecurity defenses when heading into a M&A.

Be proactive

The overriding goal of M&As is enhancing a competitive advantage and increasing long-term performance. Being proactive in deploying endpoint security systems means going beyond the technical aspects of cybersecurity. The human aspect must be factored in too. Around 50% of compromised data is because of the users. Make sure that employees are aligned with the new integrated system. Using a centralized management system and data loss prevention solution helps in continuously streamlining the endpoint security of newly merged firms.

When companies come out victorious in mitigating cybersecurity risks in M&As, two potential advantages arise: the first being the lessons learned in navigating the M&A process, and the second being the ability to integrate IT systems. Both will prove valuable for the next big merger.

 Whether you are buying or selling, the value of your deal is in the data and I.P. so, protect IT with Armarius Software for the next merger and acquisition

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By Jenice Bergh

2020-01-21T23:12:16+00:00January 21st, 2020|