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The Secret Weapon to Business Success: Unstructured Data

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Jul 10, 2020

For those in charge of their company’s cybersecurity efforts, they may stay up at night thinking, “Who is clicking on the most links in emails? Who opens the most phishing emails? Who uses simple passwords?”

Amidst the best efforts to educate and build in best data practices throughout the organization, IT teams have no way of knowing who hasn’t followed directions until after the fact. These are examples of how hackers exploit the entry points employees use most — unstructured data. Although it can often be seen as an entry point to cybercrime, there is a way to harness the power of unstructured data (or “dark data” as it’s often referenced) to mitigate these risks and turn these datasets into one of the most powerful resources for an organization. We spoke to George Kobakhidze, lead solutions engineer at ZL Technologies, to explain this further.

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