Author: Andy Kicklighter

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Releasing today is our 2017 Thales Data Threat Report – Advanced Technology Edition.  In this edition of the report, we extend the findings from our “Global” edition with the details of how enterprises are adopting and using Cloud, Big Data, IoT and Containers (like Docker) with an emphasis on their use of sensitive data within these environments. Click to Tweet: 93% using #Cloud#IoT#BigData #Containers without Data Security #2017DataThreat bit.ly/2mCQgMY pic.twitter.com/5xueeNA2jr The top finding from the report?  The way that many […]

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In the Healthcare Edition of the 2017 Thales data Threat report, we were able to focus down on the specific results and behaviors of healthcare enterprises not only in the U.S. this year, but also around the globe.  We extended our sample size to include results from healthcare organizations in every geography that we surveyed.  In this blog, I’ll cover the highlights of what we found not only in the U.S., but also any contrasting results from elsewhere. Click to […]

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Especially if you work in U.S. IT Security, it’s often the case that people will think about the environment of attacks, threats, controls and defenses in a pretty insular manner – assuming that what’s true in the U.S. is also true around the world.  But it’s time we lost that attitude – especially if you work in a global organization. Click to Tweet: Who puts their customers data most at risk? #2017DataThreat bit.ly/2kYqnIS pic.twitter.com/LugiudRM3y Our recent Global Edition of the […]

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This is the second in our series on 2017 Data Threats – Read the initial post on “The Big Disconnect” here. In the just released 2017 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition developed by Thales with 451 Research, we had some surprising results in the data.  Some of these surprises were around new environments – our results around Containers was one of these – while others stressed just how much most enterprises HAVE NOT changed what they are doing, […]

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Just released today, is the Global Edition of the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report – Written by 451 Research’s Principal Analyst for Information Security, Garrett Bekker.  Today, I’ll focus on just one of the stories found in the data set – the disconnect between enterprise’s increasing investments in IT security tools, and the fact that last year was a record year for data breaches …. Again. Click to Tweet: The Big Disconnect: Why is the #databreach rate up AND IT […]

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If you are already developing on Docker, you already know why interest is so high.  The combination of faster application delivery and evolution that it makes possible, easily scalable microservices, reusable standard images, and the possibility of reducing system licensing and management costs is nearly irresistible if you’ve adopted a DevOps strategy.  And a compelling reason to adopt one if you are not. For a look at just how hot Docker is, take a look at the Google trends search […]

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We recently released a survey about consumer’s attitudes and behavior around this “Most Shopping Time of Year”, and some of the results go straight to people and retailer’s pocket books.  First up let’s talk about what people will actually use to pay this season. Cash is still King (if you count Debit) The first thing you’ll notice is that in spite of all the hype around Mobile payments, they were dead last on our list of payment options that people […]

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For quite some time now, we’ve been running consumer surveys around the world through global survey provider Wakefield on topics that are of interest to not just people like you and I, since I assume most people who will read this have some interest in IT Security – or even Data Security, but to people who don’t work in our full time world of technology immersion, threat awareness, compliance, regulation and risk reduction. In November of 2016 (last month as […]

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It’s a pretty simple story once you get down to it. We found in the results of the report that Australian Enterprises that they feel very threatened by cyberattacks, and when you look at it there seem to be some pretty good reasons for it. Click to Tweet: Aussie #DataSecurity Pros under fire – 2016 #DataThreat Report bit.ly/2c5SQps pic.twitter.com/fJNNRRviGJ First let’s look at how vulnerable respondents felt to internal and external threats to data. The highest rate of “Extremely Vulnerable” […]

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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 […]