Lock It Down: Eliminate Business Risk with Encryption

One harrowing statistic from our recent Ponemon study, “Risky Business: How Company Insiders Put High Value Information at Risk,” is that 56 percent of the respondents said they do not educate their employees on the protection of files containing confidential information.  Reporter Karen Epper Hoffman referenced this statistic in her SC Magazine eBook contribution, “Locking it down,” and included insight …

Fix a Broken Chain of Custody with Confidential Data

Companies share a lot of confidential data with third parties.  Who is responsible for keeping that data secure?  Is it the originating company or the third party?  Or both? This week American Express sent letters to card holders about a possible data breach.  According to reports “an unauthorized person or group accessed the system of a third-party service provider prompting …

What Are Privileged Users Doing With Your Data?

Data breaches caused by internal users resulted in 43 percent of the data loss in organizations, with half of those breaches intentional, according to a new study on data exfiltration from Intel Security.  Internal users include employees, contractors, and third-party suppliers.  Many of these people are privileged users who have legitimate access to sensitive information. Customer information, employee information and …