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Is Mediocrity in SharePoint Good Enough?

Many organizations now consider data leakage a fact of life. A ‘move on and get over it’ attitude is starting to prevail. Victims? Unfortunately, the victims’ issues still seem to get swept under the rug.…

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Data Loss Prevention

145,942,680 Records Leaked in June – Can SharePoint Handle It?

What does that number mean to you? It means chances are you have been hacked. OneDrive for Business is notorious for overflowing with password files – of course named ‘password’ – confidential information, and privacy data.…

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Data Breach - Concept Searching

Hush, Hush, We Had a Data Breach – Let’s Not Tell Anyone

I am eagerly awaiting the impact of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the requirement to comply with data breach notification. That should be a good one. Have you ever noticed that companies, particularly US ones, initially claim they don’t know they had a data breach, sometimes for months?…

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Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation? Try Failing First

Digital transformation seems to be back in vogue, after a lull in activity and organizations realizing that they didn’t really know what it meant. I can’t remember where I read this, so I apologize, but is the ‘digital workplace’ just a new word for ‘continuous improvement,’ made popular in the 1990s?…

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Discovery, Risk, and Insight in a Metadata-Driven World

Risky Business and Shoddy Practices – Yes, I’m Talking to You

Gartner reports that 85 percent of information in a company is unstructured – IBM estimates 80 percent – and that an organization’s information doubles every 18 months.…

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Records Management

Records Management and Cybersecurity – Is This a Match Made in Heaven?

I just read an article about information governance and security, and I didn’t agree with most of it so I won’t share the link. My colleagues have been presenting on records management at several events recently, so this subject is on my mind.…

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Privacy

GDPR Readiness – You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me

I am all for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It has brought the protection of privacy information to the attention of CIOs all over the world. News reports about organizations struggling to comply are disturbing.…

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Discovery, Risk, Insight

Let’s Just Not Tell Anyone Billions of User Records Were Hacked

Poor Yahoo, now Altaba. It was recently fined a whopping $35 million dollars by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), for sitting on its massive data breach for two years. In case you don’t recall the details, dastardly Russian cyberhackers managed to obtain the entire Yahoo database, which contained billions of usernames, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, passwords, and security questions.…

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Content Optimization

The Cost of Bad Data – 12 Percent of Your Revenue

If your organization is like most, it has bad data. This usually isn’t considered a priority by CIOs, but more organizations are waking up to the fact that due diligence is required in cleaning up data.…

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Email Security and Risk - Concept Searching

Email Security and Risk

Supposedly, more than 90 percent of cyberattacks start with email. Using my somewhat faulty logic, if you could protect privacy and sensitive information, prevent compliance violations from being created and shared within emails and attachments, guard the information in real time, and train your users to question what they are opening, then cyberattacks should be reduced and you have an extra layer of protection for your data.…

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