Archive for the ‘Data Security’ Category

Data Security: Keep Data Secure Even After Discarding The Hardware

You may know that some people, referred to euphemistically as “dumpster divers,” search through garbage for items they find useful/valuable.  But did you know that some dumpster divers are much more sophisticated and focused on harvesting data stored on discarded hard drives, full workstations, old mainframe tapes, and now cell phones?  With everyone seemingly worried about hackers on the wild internet, we forget about this other security risk.  And it is real.  These sophisticated dumpster divers can recover data from such discarded items. (more)

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Is Your Home Office Ready For Disaster?

Summer has not made its official start yet, but we have already seen some fairly unusual and extreme weather.  Whether you are a full-time home-office worker, working from home temporarily over the summer, or planning a “working vacation” (and if you are, shame on you!), there are precautions to be taken to protect your sensitive data and ensure that you have as consistent a connection as possible. (more)

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Update: Beware of Data Security Vendors That Try to be All Things to All People

We wanted to follow-up with MFT Nation readers to let them know that our recent blog entitled: “Beware of Data Security Vendors That Try to be All Things to All People” was recently featured in an article by the publication CorpCounsel.com (more)

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Beware of Data Security Vendors That Try to be All Things to All People

I have a question for those who attended the 2015 RSA data security conference in San Francisco.  Did you come away feeling a bit confused?  If so, you aren’t alone, as evidenced by comments made by two Gartner bloggers. (more)

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What Did it Cost Target to Settle Consumer Claims Arising Out of Data Breach?

Last year, we published an article on MFT Nation bog relating to the December 2013 data breach involving the theft of records for millions of Target customers.  Since then, we and many other interested parties have pondered the potential costs associated with such a catastrophic event.  Well, today we received word on what it will cost Target to resolve just one aspect of the breach. (more)

 
Nothing is Permanent but Change, Especially in the World of Data Security

bTrade will be exhibiting at the 2015 RSA Conference.  For those not familiar with this conference, I would say it is all about data security.  RSA markets its annual conference as the place where “the world” talks about data security, and the theme for the upcoming conference revolves around “change” and “challenging” current thinking about data security.  We can think of no better topic for discussion, so below are some of our thoughts about change as it relates to data security in the context of secure/managed file transfer. (more)

 
Cybersecurity Landscape: The Feds Are Getting More Active

Last Friday, the White House released a Fact Sheet entitled "White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection” in which it announced that “the President is convening leaders from throughout the country who have a stake in bolstering cybersecurity–from industry, tech companies, and consumer and privacy advocates to law enforcement, educators, and students.”  What will they discuss?  According to the Fact Sheet, “participants will discuss opportunities to spur collaboration and develop partnerships in the cybersecurity and consumer financial worlds to share best practices, promote stronger adherence to security standards, improve cyber threat information sharing, and encourage the adoption of more secure payment technologies.” (more)

 
FYI…Another Mega Cyber Attack/Data Breech

Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the United States, has experienced a data breech that may turn out to be the largest health care breach to date, as the compromised database holds records of some 80 million individuals.  Anthem has not disclosed much of the details surrounding the cyber attack, but the company's CEO, Joseph Swedish, issued a public statement, in which he says Anthem was the victim of a "very sophisticated external cyber attack." (more)

 
 
 
 
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