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GDPR Readiness: From Mission Impossible to Mission Accomplished

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves the identification and protection of the Personal Data of residents in the European Union (EU). You may select key data security solutions to aid you. You have only eight months to complete this mission. Continue reading for specific steps to take. This message will self-destruct in 10 seconds. Sound int
Publish At:2017-09-20 06:25 | Read:133 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Data Security General Data Protection Regula

See No Data, Hear No Data, Speak No Data: Overcoming the Challenges of Risk-Focused Data Management

The art and science known as risk management has been around for years. It is applied in a broad array of areas, including insurance, credit risk ratings, stock and other market risk ratings, foreign policy decisions, military responses and many others. The true irony is that, although risk management has been applied to many aspects of IT, such as change ma
Publish At:2017-09-14 21:10 | Read:161 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Risk Management Data Breach Data Management

Think You Have Plenty of Time to Plan for GDPR? Think Again

We all do it. We look at a deadline that’s months away and we tell ourselves we’ve got lots of time to think about it. In fact, that’s probably what you thought when you first heard about the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, 2018. Even now, it’s still months away — right? So w
Publish At:2017-09-12 13:50 | Read:174 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Data Protection Compliance Data

The Time for IT Asset Management Is Now

The benefits of a comprehensive IT asset management (ITAM) program may seem obvious since it provides the data needed to strategically and tactically manage the life cycle of IT assets from purchase to end of life. Of course, companies can leverage IT asset management to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, determine the full cost of existing invest
Publish At:2017-09-05 09:35 | Read:143 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Asset Management Compliance Data Security En

The Educator’s Back-to-School Cybersecurity Checklist: Make Mitigating Command Injection a Priority

Pencils? Check. Notebooks? Check. Web applications and servers patched and sanitized? Hopefully. In many parts of the world, educators and students in primary, secondary and higher education institutions are reviewing their checklists to ensure academic preparedness for the new school year. But what about the education sector’s IT workers? What should
Publish At:2017-08-30 20:10 | Read:124 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Threat Intelligence Academia Data Protection

Need-to-Know Only: Use Encryption to Make Data Meaningless to Prying Eyes

Organizations continue to be plagued by data breaches, and data is leaking from our enterprises in large quantities. However, data leakage is not the only issue. The problems — namely, regulatory fines, brand damage and lost revenue — begin when sensitive data that is readable and accessible falls into the wrong hands. Despite these concerns, security profes
Publish At:2017-08-29 10:15 | Read:223 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Cryptography Data Security Encryption Encryp

Location! Location! Location! Managing and Protecting Critical Data in the Age of Sprawl

It should be no surprise to anyone that the digital age has created data sprawl. Information and critical data are no longer confined to desks and filing cabinets in locked rooms, but stretched across the enterprise in locations far and wide. Data locations first expanded to structured databases, then unstructured local user systems and then file shares. As
Publish At:2017-08-28 12:55 | Read:186 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Critical Data Data Classification Data Secur

Leading by Example: Security and Privacy in the Education Sector

Today’s students will be the first generation entering adulthood with a digital footprint from birth, yet education is one of the most underexplored sectors when it comes to security and privacy. If we’re not careful about securing this data, we leave our children vulnerable to embarrassing — if not outright dangerous — situations. My experienc
Publish At:2017-08-22 09:31 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Risk Management Academia Data Privacy Data S

The Power of Pervasive Encryption

The new z14 mainframe computer offers a chance to re-evaluate what a mainframe can do for an organization. Gone are the days when the mainframe was the only way to do computing. Today, there are new and different choices, and the z14 can make those choices practical. The z14 features standard improvements that users have come to expect, such as faster, mor
Publish At:2017-08-15 11:45 | Read:278 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Mainframe Compliance Cryptography Data Secur

Seeing Data Security Breaches With Your Own Eyes

Although you can never truly predict the unexpected, most security applications attempt to do just that. They use attack models built to defend against security breaches that follow known patterns or model behaviors using a series of assumptions about exceptions. The attacks that do get through expose the uncomfortable truth that determined attackers can sur
Publish At:2017-08-10 20:40 | Read:265 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Access Management Cost of a Data Breach Data

Is Cloud Security a Safe Bet for Highly Sensitive Government Data?

Security is the primary focus of any government agency. One of the most obvious pitfalls of these agencies moving highly sensitive data to the cloud is that they surrender control to a third party. Moreover, nothing on the internet is truly secure, and all data is vulnerable to attacks and threats. The exposure footprint to those threats is staggering unde
Publish At:2017-07-28 21:55 | Read:256 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Security Data Protection Government Cloud Adoption Clo

Companies Around the World are Ramping Up for the GDPR — Is Yours?

This is the first installment in a two-part series. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming. It’s a wide-ranging law that requires both heightened protection for personal data and thorough notification to any European Union (EU) data subject whose personal data is breached. This applies to living individuals on EU soil, both citizens
Publish At:2017-07-10 21:30 | Read:396 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Compliance Data Privacy Data Security Genera

Can You Guess the Cost of a Data Breach in the Asia-Pacific?

The Asia-Pacific is a region of unique contracts — rules, customs, cultures, languages, food and more. However, there is a common thread that glues the region together: On the whole, it is growing. Per capita income is rising, and so is consumerism. Markets are growing at a remarkable rate and show no signs of slowing. Organizations are embracing cloud, mobi
Publish At:2017-07-07 19:55 | Read:310 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Australia Cost of a Data Breach Data Breach

How Hotel Cybersecurity Keeps Guests and Data Secure

Hotels need cybersecurity: Although they don’t have the volume of transactions that big box retail stores do, their transactions are generally larger, and their guests have more at stake than just their groceries. But the personal information hotels store is only part of what’s at risk. Breaking Down Hotel Cybersecurity Hospitality organization
Publish At:2017-06-29 09:20 | Read:364 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Cybersecurity Data Security Hospitality Indu

The Enemy Within: Identifying Insider Threats in Your Organization

Security professionals and managers are increasingly concerned that the leading information security risk to organizations comes from within. But despite the sinister overtones of this problem, insider threats are associated more with accidents and oversights than malicious actors. The danger is amplified by shortfalls in training and expertise, and the ch
Publish At:2017-06-22 11:35 | Read:534 | Comments:0 | Tags:Identity & Access Risk Management Critical Data Data Protect

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