Do you know where your important content lives?

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The answer is everywhere you can imagine.  Most organizations think their important data is only in word processing documents, spreadsheets, presentations or databases.  What about a concept sketch for your new product?  What about training videos?  How about information shared by teams in an internal wiki or blog?    There is just as much important information in those as in …

Pandora’s Box

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I just finished reading a book called Pandora’s Star.  In the book an envelope is placed around a star system, presumably to keep someone or something inside.  When the envelope is removed, humans discover that the beings inside (the Primes) are very hostile and want to destroy anyone and anything that is not their species.  The humans want to coexist with …

Security Whack-a-Mole

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Everyone has played whack-a-mole at sometime in their lives.  If you haven’t played it in an arcade or at an amusement park, I’m sure you played it online.  It’s a great way to get out your frustrations.  Unfortunately it can also be a metaphor for certain things in business.    One of the challenges of data and document security is …

We Need a Cloud Security Standard

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In a recent blog post on security in the cloud, Attorney Seaton Daly discusses different approaches that Microsoft and Google are using to gain some security credence in their cloud offerings.  As more data breaches continue to make headlines, cloud providers want to ensure customers that their services are secure.  Microsoft is looking for legitimacy in the US Federal government and is pursuing the ISO …

‘Tis the Season

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Now that it’s October, fall is in the air (at least in the northeast US) and the leaves are dropping onto the lawns.  It’s time for change and time to think about getting ready for the coming winter. It’s also a good time to think about changes and planning in your business.  Here are a few suggestions: Call Your Customers …

Track it before it gets into the wild

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I was reading an article in Information Week entitled 5 Security Lessons From Real-World Data Breaches that talks about data security and how companies can harden their external and internal defenses.  There was a lot of good information about security infrastructure, including firewalls, network intrusion systems, data loss prevention tools and numerous others.  Most of these tools address data at rest or data …

Is your ACL safe?

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The demand for safe information sharing has increased dramatically, as Enterprise Content Management (ECM) applications are being deployed by companies of all sizes. ECM applications simplify the management of an organization’s unstructured information (data not in a database).  ECM applications help accelerate business performance by providing easier access to an organization’s core information assets. The circulation of documents through ECM …

Hospital establishes electronic medical records protection system

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The healthcare industry will undergo significant changes in the coming months and years ahead. The transition to Electronic Medical Records offers tremendous cost efficiencies, reduction in serious errors and protection of confidential data. Despite all of the advantages over paper based systems, EMR applications still have several areas where sensitive data can be exposed to unauthorized sources.

Reduce Risk due to loss of documents

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Hardly a day goes by that you don’t hear about another loss of confidential information. These events typically occur due to inadequate physical security, missing or improper implementation of technology, not adhering to security procedures or lack of awareness of potential vulnerabilities. Over the last 10 years companies have invested millions of dollars on keeping the bad guys out of …