Get Ready for Infosecurity Europe

Posted By: Louise Bulman, AVP of EMEA | Vormetric, A Thales Company
31 May
2016
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A week from today, security professionals from all over Europe – and beyond – will be amassing in West London for the annual Infosecurity Europe show. There’ll be plenty for us to talk about, too – in the last 12 months we have seen major incidents affecting firms like TalkTalk, JD Wetherspoon’s and Ofcom, and the European Parliament has finally approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to come into play in 2018 – giving organisations only two years […]

26 May
2016
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Many companies claim they provide a complete all-encompassing end-to-end cybersecurity solution – for folks that don’t know, the term suggests a supplier provides all hardware and/or software components and resources to meet the customer’s requirements…in other words, no other supplier need be involved. Just a brief search of “cyber security end-to-end” and you find a number of vendors throwing around the term haphazardly.  That ‘no other supplier need be involved’ mindset is nothing but naive. End-to-end is one IT security […]

Announcing Our 2016 European Data Threat Report

Posted By: Tina Stewart, @socialTIS
24 May
2016
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Back in 2014, we released results from our European Insider Threat Report. The Report took the pulse of 500 IT decision-makers at mid and large size organizations in the UK, France and Germany. At the time, it found that only 9% of businesses felt safe from insider threats, with nearly half of UK based respondents (42 percent) acknowledging it is “privileged users” (system administrators, database administrators, network administrators, etc.) posing the biggest risk to their organization. Today, we announced findings […]

Data Breaches Gone Global

Posted By: Andy Kicklighter, @akicklighter (Twitter)
19 May
2016
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Yesterday, we issued the latest installment of our 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report (DTR), highlighting results from IT security executives at large enterprises in Mexico and Brazil. And while this edition did indeed offer some unexpected findings, the 2016 Vormetric DTR has thus far revealed a resounding and unified theme – data breaches are an epidemic of global proportions. Click To Tweet:  Data Breaches Gone Global #2016DataThreat Mexico and Brazil Edition bit.ly/1TmyqpQ pic.twitter.com/vKkqFxJcZS This overarching message has also been demonstrated […]

Is Your IoT Security Producing A Poor XoT?

Posted By: Michael Rothschild
17 May
2016
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It doesn’t matter if you sell a product or service, one of the most critical elements enterprises are maniacally focused on is the user experience. Give a user a good experience and they will tend to come back. Do a really good job and your customer may bestow the highest form of praise by recommending you to someone else. It is unquestionably the best and most effective form of marketing. Click To Tweet:  Poor #IoT Security produces a poor customer […]

Addressing the Bank Bandits of Today

Posted By: Tina Stewart, @socialTIS
12 May
2016
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There once was a man named Willie Sutton The bandit robbed banks like it was nothing But data went online Mass theft got redefined And financial breaches hit major headlines Nowadays, hardly a week goes by without news of another damaging data breach incident. According to the latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) there have been a total of 269 data breaches recorded through April 19, 2016, and more than 11.27 million records have been exposed since […]

Feeling the Heat: Healthcare IT Security Professionals

Posted By: Andy Kicklighter, @akicklighter (Twitter)
09 May
2016
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For IT Security pros in Healthcare, it’s a tough job right now.  Not only do they have some of the strictest compliance requirements imposed as a minimum entry level for doing business, restrictive budgets and some of most valuable data on the planet to protect (Healthcare data is worth much more on the dark web than credit card data), they also have organizations that have trouble prioritizing the need to protect information – Whose priority has always been the physical […]

03 May
2016
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Organizations that want to survive and thrive in the 21st century need every advantage they can get: top talent, top strategies and of course, top technology. Technology, after all, has helped make business transactions faster, more transparent and more efficient. Big data, cloud computing, the “Internet of Things” (IoT), robotics, bots and other forms of artificial intelligence are all technologies that your organization is probably considering or reviewing, if they are not already in use. Click To Tweet: CSO’s: Safeguarding […]

28 Apr
2016
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Containers have existed in some form or the other since Unix and FreeBSD days, for example, chroot, FreeBSD jails and Solaris Zones etc. The current generation of containers – LxC, LxD and Docker are extensions of these previous technology sets. Click To Tweet: Blog: Data Security for Docker – Required bit.ly/26yIy8a pic.twitter.com/L7VBmjy5X6 What is Docker? From Wikipedia: Docker is an open-source project that automates the deployment of applications inside software containers, by providing an additional layer of abstraction and automation […]

State of Cyber-Emergency

Posted By: Sol Cates, @solcates (Twitter)
26 Apr
2016
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In late March, President Obama renewed a declaration of national emergency, citing the rising number of cyberattacks against the U.S. (let’s call it a State of Cyber-Emergency).  I am pleased to hear the federal government is grasping the urgency of cybersecurity – an urgency demonstrated by the recent flurry of federal data breaches with the IRS, OPM, Department of Energy and Veteran’s Affairs, just to name a few. Click To Tweet: The State of Cyber-Emergency @SolCates bit.ly/26rPtQu pic.twitter.com/rXusIFGNXu Thankfully, this steady drumbeat of federal […]