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Why You Should Worry About Data Breaches

Why You Should Worry About Data Breaches

As data breaches are announced with more frequency, businesses have begun taking a closer look at their security. But it hasn't stopped the unauthorized flow of information. There have been 14 data breaches reported already in 2016, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. The largest to date involves Hyatt Hotels, which last month confirmed unauthorized access

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Customer Data: Too Many Breaches, Not Enough Action

New research from the AIIM (Association of Information and Image Management) indicates that 26 percent of organizations have lost customer data in the past year — and those are the ones who know it. The report, entitled Data Privacy – Living by New Rules, quantifies how serious the problem

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Are You Making Money on Your Big Data?

Are You Making Money on Your Big Data?

Today’s companies are nothing without their data.  But whereas ventures like Facebook found success turning personal information into targeted ads, others are entering the data business with greater caution. A report published Monday by The Economist Intelligence Unit finds obstacles like vague regulation and consumer privacy make it harder to

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So a Careless Employee Walks Into a Bar …

So a Careless Employee Walks Into a Bar ...

Put down the eggnog (and any other beverage prone to disrupt your attention, memory and sense of responsibility). Your company IT administrator will thank you in the morning. According to a new survey from Lexington, Mass.-based Ipswitch, a provider of software tools for IT teams, more than half of

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Part II: Assessing Risks of Cyber Attacks

If the cyber attack on the US federal government doesn’t get you concerned about enterprise security it should. Yesterday, we began a discussion on security for enterprises in light of the 4 million personnel records exposed earlier this month. Cyber attackers targeted the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and may

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