Social media in the office: Abstinence and “Be Nice” warnings are no cure

Social media in the office: Abstinence and “Be Nice” warnings are no cure

Facebook is an integral part of modern workplace with 75% of people using this social media every day in the office and 60% checking multiple times, according to a recent survey cited on Bloomberg. But while most attempts to limit Facebook use are either overkill or next to useless, there are real solutions to intelligently manage its availability. Often the solution to workplace Facebook use is given in binary terms: Yes or No. Either allow employees access to FB (and hope they do not waste too much time) or do a complete ban (and make everyone unhappy). Or, there is the “Be Nice” path of a Social Media Policy as outlined on Bloomberg – lawyers explaining to employees what they can and can not do. Both the binary and the “Be Nice” solutions have shortsighted. “They are wrong from both a management and a IT perspective, as they are like giving kids a poolside lecture on proper behavior” …continue reading →
Safetica brews a perfect cuppa in Sri Lanka

Safetica brews a perfect cuppa in Sri Lanka

Safetica Technologies has stepped into Sri Lanka, launching its Safetica 5 DLP monitoring software this July.  Safetica's distributor for the country, responsible for sales and implementation, is DCS International (Pvt) Limited.

"The country has great potential …a lot of investments are flowing into the country," explains Marwan Chanawani, Business Development Manager at Safetica Technologies. "It is quite a different business and weather environment there than here in Europe."

Overall, the Sri Lankan data security market is at the early stages. "Most companies run an AV solution + firewall + some USB blocking. And, there are not a lot of companies which are ISO 27001 certified," points out Marwan.

The growth in mobile technology and social media is creating  uncertainty with local managers as they strive to keep their employees on task. Press coverage in Ceylon Today and the Daily News focused on the ability of Safetica to guard against outside devices being attached to the company network.…continue reading →
General disaster: What could have prevented Paula

General disaster: What could have prevented Paula

Paula Broadwell, the paramour and biographer of CIA director David Petraeus, was found with large amounts of classified government documents in her home and on her laptop. Could a military-grade Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution have stopped this data breach from happening? Not completely, but it certainly would have reduced…continue reading →