Category: Data Security

The Cloud Looms Large: Data Protection on the Move

Posted By: derektumulak, @tumulak
05 Feb
2013
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As we enter every new year, a raft of “what’s in store” articles predicting the major issues and opportunities emerge on the scene. This year, it seems that the cloud (and specifically, cloud security) is one of the major areas of focus for companies. According to Global State of Information Security® Survey 2013 — a worldwide study conducted by PwC, CIO Magazine, and CSO Magazine — cloud security is the #1 technology security priority for the North American organizations polled. […]

Note To Self: Perimeter Protection is Passé

Posted By: Tina Stewart, @socialTIS
31 Jan
2013
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Today’s news from the New York Times that Chinese hackers had attacked the New York Times network over the last four months is a reminder of the inadequacy of perimeter defenses by themselves. The folks at Mandiant helped the NYTimes to figure this out – those guys rock! As the article points out, the hackers are exceptionally sophisticated in their methods of penetrating the network. The hackers installed 45 pieces of malware over three months, and Symantec (the NYTimes uses […]

Data Security: Protect What Matters

Posted By: Alan Kessler, @kessalan
29 Jan
2013
Categories : Cloud Computing, Data Breach, Data Protection, Data Security            Leave a comment           

Over the past three months, I’ve had dozens of interesting conversations with Vormetric customers about how their data security strategies are changing as the result of business mandates around things like cloud adoption and big data. From those interactions, two things became crystal clear to me: first, it’s a whole new era in data security that makes perimeter security far less relevant, and second, enterprises are laser focused on making sure they ‘protect what matters,’ anywhere it happens to reside, […]

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I recently read a Mandiant research report indicates that Hikit, a backdoor Trojan, has targeted a number of smaller defense contractors for the purpose of conducting industrial espionage. This latest series of attacks highlights the difficulty that many companies face in protecting sensitive data. As we continue to focus on building higher and higher perimeter fences to keep the bad guys out, we often lose sight of what’s behind that fence – the data. What’s more, companies often focus their […]

Portable Security: Data Protection in the Cloud

Posted By: Tina Stewart, @socialTIS
06 Aug
2012
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Cloud computing has changed the way that companies do business. The ability to leverage economies of scale have allowed businesses to stretch scarce resources – the old “do more with less” mandate with which companies, and particularly IT departments, are often hit during tight economic times. But while private clouds can make it easier for organizations to build availability and scale resources, it can also make data protection in the cloud more complex. A recent article in Datamation titled “Private […]

Categories : Big Data, Data Security, Encryption            Leave a comment           

The explosion of data available today has been both a blessing and a curse to enterprises in all verticals. The ability to collect, store, mine, and analyze huge quantities of data has changed the way that companies do business, providing a competitive advantage to those companies that can best leverage their big data. According to a report by Mckinsey Global Institute, “a retailer using big data to the full could increase its operating margin by more than 60 percent.” Such […]

ESG White Paper: Dear CISOs, The Time is Now

Posted By: Tina Stewart, @socialTIS
19 Apr
2012
Categories : Data Protection, Data Security, Encryption, Key Management            Leave a comment           

In the current data security environment, encryption is often touted as the grand cure-all. Simply implement an encryption solution and your data security woes will be behind you. While encryption can be a powerful tool in the data protection arsenal, assisting companies in achieving regulatory compliance as well as offering a high degree of protection to sensitive data, it must be done in a strategic manner. Encryption as it’s been adopted today is more often implemented as a point solution, […]

Is Big Data a Big Deal?

Posted By: Tina Stewart, @socialTIS
09 Apr
2012
Categories : Data Security, Database Encryption, File Encryption            Leave a comment           

“Big Data” appears to be a recurring theme of 2012. Companies are retaining more and more data in an effort to find the competitive edge. Much like the AETV show “Hoarders”, companies are simply retaining all of their data and refusing to delete the information for fear that it may “possibly be needed one day”. As stated by Forrester analyst John Kindervag: “If I’m a hacker of Anonymous, or part of an APT group, I’m really excited about the Big […]