The familiar line from World War II is as relevant today as it was 65 years ago. The release of confidential information can have a devastating impact on an organization. In the normal course of doing business critical information will leak out into the wild. This may occur intentionally or unintentionally, but either way it is critical to know that a breach occurred at the earliest possible moment. Data Loss Detection enables companies to routinely perform customized profile searches that detect specific information on internet sites. The search crawler detects confidential data, files, posts and discussions that should not be in the public domain. Read the rest of this entry »
The world of ____ (fill in the blank) as a Service is exploding. Especially the acronyms. Here are just a few:
And how about Software + Services? Last week I had a plumber come to my house to replace a corroded valve in my basement. I could say I bought Plumbing as a Service (another PaaS). When I pay my electric bill, I buy Electricity as a Service. And when I pay my cable and internet bill, maybe I am buying Fun as a Service.
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Sounds like a bad title for a movie, but unfortunately it seems to be business as usual for companies and the US government. A recent Inspector General audit came out showing that some Department of Defense (DoD) groups didn’t scrub data from computers before disposing of them. Sensitive information might get into the wild and either compromise DoD security or result in identity theft. Read the rest of this entry »
A lot of security problems are attributed to insider threats. A lot of it may be due to the oops factor; we do it accidentally. Most of us don’t willingly comprise our company or personal security, but sometimes it happens because of a lack of knowledge. Read the rest of this entry »
Sounds like an oxymoron, but this debate has been raging since the words social media popped into the ether. “Don’t tell people anything or someone will get you” sounds like the old story of the boogeyman in your closet. There of course is a legitimate concern about giving details of your private life away so people can steal things or harm you. But how about in the business world? Read the rest of this entry »