Category: Encryption

Categories : access control, Application Encryption, Encryption, Encryption Key Management, HIPAA, HITECH            Leave a comment           

Code Blue For Your Healthcare Data Few look forward to a doctor’s visit. Unfortunately, this is more the case than ever before, and it is not because of what you might think. Today, patients worry about the information they may have to divulge at the doctor’s office and where it might end up. They say that the best way to stay healthy is to not go to the doctor at all and alarmingly it may also be the best way […]

When it comes to data security, identifying what you consider your crown jewels is the first step in the data security recovery program. Legacy products can be expensive and negatively impact performance. Organizations need to realize that the complexity and fear of access control is a thing of the past. ClickToTweet: Why a Data Security Platform is an Enterprise Priority #DefenderOfData http://bit.ly/1uLLONG Before we get started on recovery, here are a few things you need to ask yourself: How much […]

05 Jan
2015
Categories : access control, APT, Cloud Security, Data Breach, Data Breach Disclosure, Data Security, Encryption            Leave a comment           

What does the term “insider threat” mean to you? It would be fair to assume Edward Snowden might be one of the first names or faces to pop into your head. Snowden was an insider, and he proved to be a threat. He also had malicious intentions. <ClickToTweet>: Insider Threats – More than just malicious insiders http://bit.ly/1rZpr5L #DefenderOfData But, you would be shortsighted in thinking that malicious insiders are the biggest risk to your data. While Edward Snowden may be […]

I try to keep on top of the news, particularly as it relates to the nature and severity of cyber attacks taking place. Sadly, there’s been no shortage of reading material lately. Last month, there were reports on breaches at Kmart and Dairy Queen (my family loves Blizzards). Updates then came out about a massive breach at Home Depot. Then more recently, there’s been the spate of nation-state attacks on the USPS, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Sony Entertainment […]

As 2015 gets ready to roll in, I thought that it would be worthwhile to examine what to expect in the coming year. I’m spending lots of time these days with SaaS and IaaS/hosting, and managed service providers, and their direct enterprise customers who want to make best use of these environments – mainly in the North America and European markets. At Vormetric we’ve signed many cloud providers as partners this last year who recognize that cloud services and security […]

01 Dec
2014
Categories : Big Data, Cloud Security, Data Breach, Data Security, Encryption, Privileged User            Leave a comment           

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right, it’s that time for my predictions about where things are headed in 2015. Before you break out the eggnog, don a sweater and settle in front of that roaring fire, I thought it might be fun to do a very brief “year in review” based on a year’s worth of blogs. <ClickToTweet>: 6 key #DataSecurity Predictions for 2015 from @kessalan CEO of @Vormetric http://bit.ly/1B7bA0g Early 2014 saw me counting down […]

13 Nov
2014
Categories : Cloud Computing, Data Encryption, Data Security, Encryption, Privileged User            Leave a comment           

A bit over a week ago some of our senior executives were in New York for a CSO summit. Our own CSO (Sol Cates) and CEO (Alan Kessler) were among those attending. One observation from the summit – this year’s sad (and still growing) total of data breaches is causing people to pause and reflect about how their security dollars are being spent, and how they could be used more effectively. <ClicktoTweet>: Twin Drivers to Reprioritize IT Security Spending @akicklighter […]

A Message from Your Local Home Depot

Posted By: Tina Stewart
11 Nov
2014
Categories : Data Security, Encryption            Leave a comment           

Dear Valued Customer, The Home Depot has discovered that a file containing your email address may have been taken during the payment card breach we announced in September. The file contained email addresses, but it did not contain passwords, payment card information, or other sensitive personal information. We apologize for this incident and for the inconvenience and frustration this may cause you. In all likelihood this event will not impact you, but we recommend that you be on the alert […]

The Supply Chain Security Connection

Posted By: Alan Kessler
04 Nov
2014
Categories : Data Protection, Data Security, Encryption            Leave a comment           

Recently, I was in New York City for the Evanta Global CISO Summit, to moderate a discussion on the business imperative of data security. During the conference, a wide variety of security and privacy topics were covered. I was able to speak with and hear from CISOs from all walks of life, all of whom are focused on confronting modern-day security challenges and pushing information security to new levels of importance. Fortunately, the conference organizers stress the belief that collaboration […]

14 Oct
2014

Personal note: When I initially laid out this blog, I planned on stepping through recent revelations in the Dairy Queen breach. However, since my initial outline, Kmart was also breached. These breaches are happening at such a frequent pace, I can’t help but feel the larger story is about security flaws within the retail space. So instead of delivering yet another Dairy Queen article among the masses, I’d instead like to look at security flaws within the retail space as […]