Category: Data Security

Identity in the Time of Digitalization

Posted By: Emanuele Cisbani
16 Jan
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Electronic Signature and Multifactor Authentication We are entering a new digital world in which the way we perceive and protect identity is rapidly shifting. As a result , the risk of identity theft is increasing. So how can today’s technology meet challenges such as these? Our experience of the world used to rely on information that, while supplementary, was also crucial. When someone rings our doorbell, for example, the question “who is it?” is generally followed by the answer “it’s […]

New Innovations for the New Year, Part One: The Short Term

Posted By: Sol Cates, @solcates (Twitter)
12 Jan
Categories : Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, Data Security, Encryption, Internet Of Things            Leave a comment           

This may sound obvious, but our industry is very reactive. It often feels like we, as security professionals, must wait in the wings until something disastrous happens. Then, and only then, are we allowed to develop and respond to technologic trends. So why does security consistently feel like it’s behind the curve? There are multiple reasons. We are all familiar with the dichotomy of security vs. convenience, which often positions security as the polar opposite of innovation. Many start-ups encourage a […]

09 Jan
Categories : Compliance, Cyber War, Data Breach, Data Protection, Data Security            Leave a comment           

Every country has secrets. Every government has data or information that it simply cannot afford to lose or have stolen. Whether it’s strategic military positioning, government-owned ‘Big Data’ or even citizen ID or voter data governments have long had a need for High Assurance computer systems protection and cyber intelligence defences. Now though things are changing.  Lines are blurring.  With everything coming online from the global financial system to the power grid and national transportation networks, the distinction between Government, […]

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In 2016, we saw organizations increasingly investing in a digital transformation strategy and any CIO worth their salt is going to continue to drive that change through 2017. In fact, Gartner’s 2017 CIO agenda survey found that more money is being invested into technologies that support shifts to digital services than in the past. At the same time, the board is increasing the pressure on CIOs to move the organization forward technologically in order to better compete in this ever-increasing […]

Docker data security – going from zero to hero

Posted By: Andy Kicklighter, @akicklighter (Twitter)
28 Dec
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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 […]

22 Dec
Categories : Data Protection, Data Security, Internet Of Things, Mobile Payments            Leave a comment           

The singer Chris Rea enjoyed a seasonal hit in 1988 with “Driving home for Christmas”; but his hit album the following year, “The Road to Hell”, perhaps paints a more accurate picture of travel over the holiday season. Fortunately, 50 years of advances in transport operations and information technology have transformed the experiences of millions of passengers and Thales UK, through its wide-ranging products and services, has made great advances towards reducing crowded trains, congested roads and unreliable services. Travellers […]

Remote Administration: Value, Security and Convenience

Posted By: Kristina Cairns, @kcairns2020 (Twitter)
21 Dec
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Many companies today house critically sensitive data and applications on servers in data centers. Along with these sensitive assets, organizations are also deploying their security tools, such as encryption key management hardware devices, in data centers. However, the landscape of data centers is evolving, and encryption management tools must keep up to best serve their customers. In the last 15 years, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in remote, lights-out data centers. These facilities are incredibly large, and due to property costs, […]

19 Dec
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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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It’s that time of year when people start reflecting on what happened in the last year and what is expected to happen in the new year. It’s no secret that blockchain was the single most impactful technology story of 2016. Why? Because it offers unique and revolutionary benefits over legacy systems and promises very much more for the future of trusted connected systems. Blockchain’s design inherently ensures transaction integrity but trust in the system as a whole also depends on […]

2016 – An Eventful Year for Pop Stars, Politics and Data Breaches

Posted By: Peter Galvin, @Pgalvin63 on Twitter
14 Dec
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Most people will agree that 2016 has been a pretty eventful year one way or another. We’ll leave it to the entertainment writers to eulogise over the passing of Prince and David Bowie, and the pundits can debate the possible political ramifications of Brexit and President Trump; I’m going to take a brief look back at the year through a data security lens. As well as the political and cultural bombshells, a number of very high-profile data breaches have hit […]