Healthcare Update: Technology May Cause Unwanted Side-Effects

Posted By: Michael Rothschild, @mjrothschild
21 Jul
2016
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As an Emergency Medical Technician and former ER tech, I am amazed by the amount of change that healthcare has undergone. I am not talking about the advances in medicine though that is certainly impressive. I am referring to the intersection of technology and how it supports many of the healthcare interventions seen in emergency medicine today. Whereas charting and labs used to be written with doctor or nurse scribble which was barely decipherable to the untrained eye, today everything […]

18 Jul
2016
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On your weekly trip to the bank, you likely don’t even think twice about the fact that every time you hand over money that trust goes into someone else’s hands to keep your finances safe. And while you’re relinquishing control, you can very well assume necessary precautions are already in place: the building will be locked after hours and if there is a spare key – it certainly will not be stored under the front mat. It likely won’t even […]

Data Security & Identity Management: Essential 1st Cousins in IT Security

Posted By: Chris Olive, @ChrisEOlive (Twitter) | Senior Sales Engineer | Vormetric, a Thales company
15 Jul
2016
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As a senior architect, sales engineer, and consultant out in the field working closely with senior IT security leaders and CISOs, I sometimes run into questions surrounding the Vormetric product line related to identity management. Having implemented identity management solutions for Fortune 500 companies around the world for a number of years, I truly appreciate when these questions arise, as it demonstrates some understanding that “Data Security” and “Identity Management” are essential first cousins in IT Security. Click to Tweet: […]

Brexit: In this climate of uncertainty, Cybercrime remains constant

Posted By: Louise Bulman, AVP of EMEA | Vormetric, A Thales Company
14 Jul
2016
Categories : Brexit, Data Breach, Data Breach Disclosure, Data Encryption, Data Protection            Leave a comment           

In the wake of the UK’s recent decision to opt out of the EU, many UK businesses are facing a period of uncertainty. With the decrease in the value of the pound and fears over a widening IT skills gap, it is understandable that cyber security might be low down on the agendas of some UK companies. The truth of the matter is, though, that cybercrime is not going anywhere. Indeed, some experts are predicting that it will, in fact, […]

Categories : Access Control, Data Protection, Data Security, SaaS Encryption            Leave a comment           

Whether it’s intellectual property, customer identifiable information, or next quarter’s financial results, sensitive data is arguably the most valuable asset that an organization can have. Should it fall into the wrong hands, misused data can result in major lawsuits, financial upheaval, and a fundamental loss of trust, not to mention major customer churn. In response to recent breaches and with the massive adoption of the cloud, regulators around the world are enhancing existing data security compliance requirements, implementing new legal […]

06 Jul
2016
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In April, IDC predicted the IoT would be a $1.46 trillion international market by 2020 (up from $700 billion last year). To say there is ample business opportunity would be a titanic understatement. However, the IoT should not be viewed as a promised land of free profits, open to all who care to play there. To borrow from Voltaire or Spiderman (low-brow or high-brow, take your pick), “with great power comes great responsibility.” Remember the BYOD conversations from 10 years […]

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Vormetric’s channel program has come a long way. In 2014, we announced that all Vormetric products would be part of a single Data Security Platform sold through the channel. Our channel program now lives and breathes by an all channel model. Following our acquisition by Thales e-Security (TeS), we have the opportunity to expand our reseller program even further. Our end goal is a model that adheres to our mutual values and is global in strategy and reach. Since we’re […]

RSA DPM: What Do You Do When “End-of-Life” Hits?

Posted By: Michael Rothschild, @mjrothschild
28 Jun
2016
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I’ll grant you the topic sounds a little morbid, but it’s not what you think. I am referring to when an organization announces the end-of-life and subsequent end-of-product support for a product or service that you have relied on. Obviously, a range of issues immediately rise to the surface, such as culling a short list of replacement products, vetting them and ultimately selecting the best product to replace your current “dead man walking” product. It can be a daunting and […]

Inadequate security measures can destroy an organisation’s brand and reputation.

Posted By: Louise Bulman, AVP of EMEA | Vormetric, A Thales Company
23 Jun
2016
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A company’s reputation and brand image is an important corporate asset that can play a pivotal role in determining the success of the organisation. Should something happen that compromises this asset and negatively impacts the public’s perception of the firm, the effects can be devastating. A data breach incident will inevitably call into question the company’s credibility, as it is put under a microscope and examined on how it handled the issue; pre and post breach. An example of the […]

No Question – Enterprises are using SaaS – But Concerns About Data Are High

Posted By: Andy Kicklighter, @akicklighter (Twitter)
17 Jun
2016
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Enterprises today are migrating to the cloud whether there are security implications or not. But as SaaS usage grows, so too do concerns about meeting compliance, regulation and safety needs for sensitive enterprise data within SaaS environments. Click To Tweet: Enterprise #SaaS usage up,  even with sensitive data, & so are concerns @akicklighter bit.ly/1ZX2m03 pic.twitter.com/1aSM0McULi In fact our 2016 Data Threat Report showed: 85 percent of enterprises reporting that they use sensitive data in cloud environments 53 percent using sensitive […]