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Data Exposures - Concept Searching

Risky Business – What Data?

You may well now be at Microsoft Ignite, a veritable utopia for IT folks, eagerly awaiting those tidbits you have been hoping for. I have a tidbit for you, perhaps not loads of fun but certainly innovative. It’s about finding your data exposures, regardless of where they reside, protecting them, and processing them appropriately.…

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Content Optimization - Concept Searching

Get out the Mops, Brooms, and Garbage Cans, It’s Early Spring Cleaning!

Our prospects have become increasingly concerned about burgeoning content in file shares that remains unmanaged. Add to that the fact that siloed systems such as enterprise content management (ECM) are past their prime, and that migration to the cloud is becoming a regular occurrence.…

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Data Breach - Concept Searching

They Did It Again! You Might as Well Have No Security

I sometimes get aggravated when I read about the ‘newest’ data breach to hit the news. UnityPoint Health is notifying 1.4 million patients that their records may have been breached.…

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Security - Concept Searching

How’s Your Security Posture? Exhausted Probably

The number of corporate data breaches has reduced for the first time in five years, according to recent reports. I don’t know, should we believe it? I wonder, if we ignore the problems created by cybercriminals, will they just fade away? I kind of doubt it. If it were true, it would be welcome news to those enterprise security teams that find themselves overwhelmed.…

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Solving Data Breach Problems

Insider Versus Outsider – Where Is the Real Threat? How One Company Solved its Data Breach Problem

Human activity can be risky. IT administrators may get bogged down with trivial items, become complacent, and adopt an ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’ attitude.…

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GDPR - Concept Searching

GDPR Notification Versus Remediation

One of the ‘rules’ under GDPR is somewhat of a stickler. Organizations are required to provide detailed information of a data breach within 72 hours. Currently in the US, California has the most stringent law that states 15 days.…

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Cybercrime

I Predict Growth in Cybercrime During 2018 – Not Exactly Brain Surgery

As 2017 is wrapping up, we have dire predictions for cybercrime in the year to come. In an article in Infosecurity Magazine, Trend Micro predicts an increase in vulnerabilities in the internet of things (IoT), which, as it notes, does not rely on regulations or industry standards.…

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Security

It’s Not a Matter of If You will Have a Data Breach, but a Matter of When

In late January, MongoDB databases were hacked, 27,000 to be exact. They did not have password protection, nor did they have firewalls. Interestingly, MongoDB is the fourth most popular database, after Oracle, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server.…

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Data Security

So You Think You’re Safe? Maybe ‘Strike Three, You’re Out’ is More Appropriate.

Businesses are making some poor decisions regarding security. The question asked in the article ‘Dangerous Assumptions that Put Enterprises at Risk’, by Kacy Zurkus, stacks up the evidence that many companies are confident in their security but shouldn’t be.…

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Cyber Security

Are You Quite Sure Lightning Won’t Strike the Same Place Twice?

Organizations can no longer assume they won’t have a cyber security breach. Some pundits state that it is only a matter of when, not if.

The ramifications of a breach can range from internal and minor to external and catastrophic brand damage.…

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