You May Need a “Remote Kill Switch” for Your Documents

Between the alleged hacks from the Russian government in the news and the constant barrage of data breach headlines, it is obvious that the loss or theft of confidential data is a top priority for most organizations.  With the proliferation of mobile devices this is becoming even worse. While reports from numerous analysts predict a slow down in growth of …

Healthcare Data Breach – Unauthorized Access for Seven Years

UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital has made the news very recently as one of the latest healthcare environments that had a data breach. While on the surface this news appears to be just another healthcare data breach, there is something very different about it; the breach occurred over a span of seven years and was only recently discovered and reported. A “former employee” …

Data-Centric Security in the Boardroom

With so many high profile data breaches in the public eye recently, cyber security is now front and center in many organizations.  Globally cyber attacks and data leaks are daily threats to organizations, reminding everyone that we are all potential targets. Attorneys are warning about potential individual liability for corporate directors who do not take appropriate responsibility for oversight of …

Protect Against R&D Data Theft

Recently I was in a meeting with a global pharmaceutical client in New Jersey who told me of the importance they place on their highly secure, centrally managed and monitored persistent security platform to protect against data theft and ensure that their valuable R&D information cannot be lost or inadvertently sent to a competitor. As the meeting ended, I was informed of the …

Mobility and Prevention of Employee Data Theft

Gone are the days when everyone came into the office everyday for work.  Changes in work habits have brought substantial growth in mobility adoption within the workforce and security challenges have followed. Today’s employees increasingly work from outside the office and they use a number of mobile (often personal) devices to complete their daily business tasks.  Gallup’s Work and Education …

New England Patriots and Losing Unstructured Data

We create mountains of data everyday and about 80 percent of it is unstructured.  That means it’s not stored in a database.  It’s documents, text messages, emails, videos and everything we create on desktops, laptops and mobile devices that we store locally, remotely or share. One of the problems of all this unstructured data is most of us don’t know …