False Promise of Blanket Encryption

The false promise of blanket encryption Why data needs to be inspected before its put under lock and key With cyber-attacks on the rise and compliance with regulatory regimes like HIPAA and GDPR becoming more urgent, businesses have been turning to encryption as a catch-all tactic to ensure IP and personal data are protected. Make…
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What is Data Loss Prevention Shelfware

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Shelfware With the huge volume of sensitive data companies must deal with today, it’s no wonder data loss protection (DLP) still tops the list of administrator concerns.   Despite the attention however, it seems that getting DLP right remains easier said than done.   Even major government agencies, with ample resources…
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Insider Threats and the difficulty in stopping data breaches

Insider Threats and the difficulty in stopping data breaches In dealing with today’s digital-threats, the main focus of companies, is by far on preventing attacks emanating from outside the organization.   Businesses invest fortunes on bolstering their digital defenses with ‘traditional’ tools such as firewalls and antivirus programs. Current estimates put the average number of…
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Complacent attitude towards a data breach

Data breaches are the cost of doing business.   At least this is the complacent attitude often taken by many in the business world today. While it is true that cybercrime and the risk of data loss aren’t going away within the near future, many users fail to realize the level of prevention they have…
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