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  • The 4 leading causes of data security breakdowns

    A string of high-profile data breaches in 2012, from LinkedIn to Global Payments, have kept enterprise data security in the limelight. But most organizations still tend to be reactive and focus on firefighting when it comes to data security, rather than implementing a more effective long-term strategy. Let's examine the four most common pitfalls of this short-sighted approach.

  • Building a fortress in the cloud for your critical data

    Businesses are in the crosshairs as military and spy organizations around the world step up their cyber-snooping techniques, and the shift to cloud is only exacerbating the risks. How can you be sure your cloud partner is capable of protecting your data from cyberattacks?

  • Breach prevention is dead. Long live the 'secure breach'

    Every defense paradigm has a finite life span and the IT industry's breach prevention paradigm, which is based on perimeter technology designed to keep the bad guys out, is completely out of step with today's threat landscape. It's time to move on to a new era: the "secure breach" era.

  • Encryption adoption driven by PCI, fear of cyberattacks

    A survey of more than 900 IT managers shows that adoption of encryption in their organizations is being driven by two main factors, anxiety about possible cyberattacks and the need to meet the payment-card industry (PCI) data security standards.

Features about data encryption
  • Protect data with on-the-go drive encryption

    This past January, the health organisation Kaiser Permanente reported a theft of an external hard drive from an em­­ployee's car. The hard drive contained data on about 15,500 Northern California patients, including their full names, medical record numbers, and, in some cases, gender, dates of birth, and other info on treatment and care received at Kaiser (but not patients' social security numbers or financial data).

  • Rio Tinto spying case a wake up call to CIOs?

    The arrest of Rio Tinto executive Stern Hu in China on spying charges has brought home the need for CIOs to examine data security according to the CEO of security company PGP, Phil Dunkelberger.