Posts tagged with "Slack Bot"

How to Ensure Confidential Zoom Meeting Invitations are Secure on Slack

May 11, 2020

How to Ensure Confidential Zoom Meeting Invitations are Secure on Slack

Zoom’s unprecedented explosion in usage has introduced new data security risks for teams and companies around the world. While these risks may not be novel for mature organizations already familiar with the risks of SaaS cloud tools, there are many that are facing these for the first time. Recognizing this, we’ve taken the time to […]

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How to Securely Adopt SaaS tools like Slack amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 18, 2020

How to Securely Adopt SaaS tools like Slack amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The current coronavirus pandemic has pushed many teams to quickly adopt SaaS collaborative platforms like Slack, Microsoft Teams, and G Suite. Although these tools will allow teams to be productive while remote, collaborative cloud platforms tend to create environments where data policies and security best practices can be difficult to enforce. This can cause organizations […]

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Slack Security: How to Detect PII & Prevent Data Exfiltration in Slack

Feb 10, 2020

Slack Security: How to Detect PII & Prevent Data Exfiltration in Slack

In October 2019, Slack crossed the 12 million daily user mark, which is a testament to the app’s ease of use and effectiveness as a collaboration-enabling tool. Given the SaaS platform’s rapid growth in the past decade, it’s no exaggeration to say that Slack has become a fundamental part of corporate and enterprise environments. As […]

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How Data Discovery and Classification Can Help Secure PII

Jan 8, 2020

How Data Discovery and Classification Can Help Secure PII

When it comes to cybersecurity, data discovery can sometimes be an overlooked component of many organizations’ approach to securing data. However, the importance that data discovery has for any modern organization or enterprise cannot be understated. Data discovery tools help provide security teams with data visibility, or the ability to know where sensitive data is […]

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5 Slack Security Practices that Simplify Managing Guest Accounts

Dec 9, 2019

5 Slack Security Practices that Simplify Managing Guest Accounts

As many teams already know, Slack is a powerful productivity tool that makes it easy for organizations to share information with both internal and external stakeholders. Alongside Slack’s communication features are access management controls that admins use to limit where information is shared in a Slack workplace. We’ll be looking at two of these — […]

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How to Make Slack HIPAA Compliant in 2020

Nov 25, 2019

How to Make Slack HIPAA Compliant in 2020

Earlier this year, as Slack filed for its IPO, the company also updated its security page to indicate that it offers a HIPAA compliant messaging solution. Since then, Slack has created documentation around its HIPAA compliant features and encourages interested parties to contact their support team for full details. We’ve written a FAQ that addresses […]

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Guide to Data Loss Prevention (DLP) on Slack

Apr 15, 2019

Guide to Data Loss Prevention (DLP) on Slack

What is Data Loss Prevention (DLP)? DLP ensures confidential or sensitive information (like credit card and social security numbers) isn’t shared outside of Slack by scanning for content within messages and files that break predefined policies.   Does Slack have DLP functionality built-in? No, Slack relies on third-party apps (like Nightfall) to provide DLP functionality […]

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Is Slack HIPAA Compliant?

Apr 8, 2019

Is Slack HIPAA Compliant?

Before reading further, if you’re curious about what HIPAA and PHI are, check out our post What is PHI? Slack for Teams The standard versions of Slack (Free, Standard, Plus) are not HIPAA compliant. Slack states in their supplement to their Terms of Service specifically for healthcare customers (found here, as of this writing): Unless Customer has […]

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