Monthly Archives: December 2010

Ipswitch’s Top Five Security Predictions for 2011

Data breaches, confidentiality and privacy will remain key areas of concern in 2011, and these topics fuel many of Ipswitch’s 2011 security predictions. 2011 will be the year that smart companies shift their focus away from tactical (and often reactive) security tools and instead focus strategically on policy creation, management […]

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The Media Effect On Data Breaches

Let’s do a news recap of yesterday. Some tax legislation was passed, lame-duck Congress, celebrity mishaps, missteps and gossip as usual. Oh and there was also notification of a few data breaches; most notably McDonalds, University of Wisconsin and the Gawker website (the folks that bought a prototype of the iPhone […]

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Ipswitch wins “Partner of the Year” award

Ipswitch was recently awarded “Partner of the Year” by CDW at their 4th annual awards ceremony.  Over 700 technology manufacturers and CDW management attended the awards ceremony in which five companies won this prestigious recognition for strong performance in support of CDW customer initiatives. For those unfamiliar, CDW is a […]

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ICO issues first monetary penalties for data protection breaches

For those unfamiliar, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom is the independent regulatory office dealing with data protection regulations such as the Data Protection Act. Like many policy makers, the actual enforcement of policies has been a major stumbling block to their potential effectiveness.  Up until recently, […]

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WikiLeaks isn’t the problem. USB drives aren’t the problem either.

Okay we get it.  WikiLeaks had the gumption to collect private cables sent to and from the United States State Department, and actually publish them on a website accessible by anyone with Internet access.  But the United States State Department blaming USB thumb drives and/or WikiLeaks for their failure to […]

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