Category: Data Security

5 Steps to Win over the Channel – and Best Position Your Products

Posted By: Michael Rothschild, @mjrothschild
22 Feb
2017
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It is not surprising that organizations are faced with an increasingly complex business environment. More competition, razor thin margins and increased competition yields more challenges to the business than ever before. At the same time the operating business environment has produced IT and security challenges that were often not even on the radar five years ago. Take security, for example. It was not all that long ago that hackers were the “bad outsiders” looking to develop their reputations as professional […]

The Good (and Bad) About Healthcare Data Security in 2017

Posted By: Andy Kicklighter, @akicklighter (Twitter)
21 Feb
2017
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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 […]

RSA Conference 2017: Highlights and Innovations

Posted By: Sol Cates, @solcates (Twitter)
15 Feb
2017
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It goes without saying, really, but RSA Conference is the biggest cybersecurity convention of the year. From all across the world, private sector and government leaders come to San Francisco to inspect the latest innovations our industry has to offer. RSA Conference 2017 remains important, but I have seen a noticeable shift in the conversations our sector wishes to discuss. In the following blog post, I will examine the top four highlights and innovations I have seen so far this […]

15 Feb
2017
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As Marc Andreessen once said, “software is eating the world”. As technology becomes a differentiator in all market segments, we’ve seen an explosion in the development and use of software over the past decade. Driving this innovation is the ease of consumption afforded by the roll-out of high speed internet connections everywhere as well as the miniaturisation of devices that can consume digital services. Verifying the state of your on-premise or in-cloud digital infrastructure on you iPhone whilst ordering a skinny […]

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In order to protect our data in the medium term the algorithms and protocols used must be resistant to developments in Quantum Computing that could result in many conventional public key algorithms becoming breakable – that is, reversible from the public key. One of the uses of public key cryptography is Key Agreement (also known as Key Exchange), which typically uses the Diffie-Hellman mechanism, and its Elliptic Curve equivalents. Replacement mechanisms have been proposed for Diffie-Hellman, notably New Hope, as […]

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Governments do ask cloud providers to hand over their customers’ data. Last week there was another reminder when a Federal Court said Google must turn over data in foreign servers. This reminder underlies one of the reasons it is important to not only encrypt your data in the cloud, but to assure that you are the custodian of the encryption keys. Thales is making two announcements about new cloud key management capabilities at the RSA Conference this week that will […]

Global Data Threat Landscape – Biggest National Differences

Posted By: Andy Kicklighter, @akicklighter (Twitter)
09 Feb
2017
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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 […]

Delivering Trust for Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers

Posted By: Peter Galvin, @Pgalvin63 on Twitter
08 Feb
2017
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It’s no secret that blockchain was one of the most impactful technology stories of 2016. Offering game-changing benefits over legacy systems, blockchain promises fast, immutable transactions at much lower cost for settlement, clearing and payment applications. Blockchain gained much of its notoriety as the technological backbone of Bitcoin, which enables transactions to be made and verified on a network instantaneously without a central authority. While cryptocurrencies may have become less popular, the technology behind their use continues to gain significant […]

07 Feb
2017
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Every day we are faced with scary statistics about our increasingly connected and digital world. Just recently, our Data Threat Report revealed that over two thirds of global organisations have experienced a data breach. Successful attacks on the likes of Yahoo and LinkedIn last year need not remind us of the consequences of falling victim to increasingly sophisticated hackers. But it’s not just global businesses facing the impending threat of hackers in today’s digital driven world – individuals are too. […]

RSA 2017 and our opportunities to lead

Posted By: Alan Kessler, @kessalan
06 Feb
2017
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RSA Conference 2017 is about to begin, and could data security be any more relevant today? I know I could say that every year – indeed in the lead up to RSA Conference 2016, I wrote about people recognizing data breaches as part of their daily lives. But a lot can happen in a year. Data security is headline news every day, multiple times a day. This year Thales comes to the world’s largest security conference with two priorities in […]