Think of a Layered Data Security Framework

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The barrage of data breach news on the front page should come as little surprise to any of us. The more data stored and sent digitally, the more we expose ourselves and more breaches occur.  With all the resources and money spent on preventing a breach, we might think it is reasonable to expect that the number of reported incidents …

Trust and Betrayal – A Tale of Insider Threats

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You do complete background checks and go through references as part of your hiring processes. You continually and painstakingly train employees on security and data breach topics to make sure they are educated and will know what to do and not to do during the course of daily business. You even conduct daily auditing of system activity and ensure that you …

Concerned about Print Security?

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Information security is a tough business.  As technologies evolve and businesses seek to use technology advancements as a competitive edge to be more productive, more efficient and to provide better service to their customers, the bad guys are also innovating with more ingenious ways to get at valuable digital business information.  Security postures are often re-evaluated to add new layers …

Data Loss Prevention, Data Classification and Persistent Data-Centric Security

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Technology advancements and rapid digitization of corporate information has made it easier for modern companies to conduct everyday business transactions. Today, business data is easier to access and share, giving companies the opportunity to reach more customers and conduct business quicker. At the same time, the unprecedented volumes of data created, accessed, shared, stored and the variety of sources is …

Fasoo Presents to Ponemon RIM Council

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Bill Blake, President of Fasoo, Inc., joined Dr. Larry Ponemon in a presentation on July 20, 2016 to the Ponemon RIM Council of the findings from the recent Ponemon Institute survey “Risky Business: How Company Insiders Put High Value Information at Risk”.  Bill and Larry discussed numerous points highlighted in the survey including how to deal with careless acts by …

Brexit May Cause Inadvertent Data Breaches

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With the British decision to leave the European Union, there may be a trend of corporate headquarters leaving the UK to remain under the EU.  This may trigger inadvertent data breaches as those organizations choosing to move could see an increase in employee exits that may bring security and privacy implications.  I have read recent reports of increases in visa …

Fasoo and Ponemon Study Reveals Employees Highest Security Risk to Organizations

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Fasoo just released the results of the security industry’s first look at how confident organizations are about protecting intellectual property and other high value information.  In the latest Ponemon Institute survey titled, “Risky Business: How Company Insiders Put High Value Information at Risk”, 72 percent of organizations are not confident they can manage and control employee access to confidential documents …

Seven Employees at ProMedica Hospitals Breach Patient Information

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Recently ProMedica Bixby and Herrick Hospitals contacted 3,472 patients informing them that their private medical records had been improperly accessed by seven employees.  As is standard practice with the breach of patient information, patients received letters from ProMedica explaining the situation, the hospital’s action plan to prevent additional breaches and offering a full year of free credit protection monitoring. The hospital …

Stop the Data Breaches – Everyone Should Protect Consumer Data

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There is a lot happening lately in the financial sector to help stem the tide of constant data breaches.  This week a financial industry coalition in the US is promoting a campaign called “Stop The Data Breaches” to encourage people to get their members of congress to pass The Data Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 2205 and S. 961). The …

What is Lurking Inside Your Applications?

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While everyone still draws attention to the need for protection from cyber-attacks and the need for firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and similar tools, recent highly publicized breaches have been raising awareness on weaknesses in software developed and used. The market is now forced to focus on how to identify and remediate vulnerabilities within applications themselves as things like buffer overruns, …