Auditing

Five Steps to Prevent Privacy Breaches

Neil Chesanow just published a very informative article for Medscape titled “Why Your Patients’ Data May Not Be Safe: 5 Steps to Protect It” I had the pleasure of talking with Neil as he was writing the article and I must say that I’m impressed with the 5-step approach he […]

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Are data breaches inevitable?

I just read an interesting article on MarketingWeek written by Richard Lees, chairman of dbg (The Database Group).  Richard has spent the better part of 20+ years combining two of my passions:  marketing and data.  So I’m instantly interested in his opinion on data security. So why are we so […]

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Misuse, but not malicious

I recently blogged about some pretty alarming statistics from the newly published 2010 Data Breach Investigation Report. Let’s take a closer look at the 48% of breaches that involved privilege misuse. I guarantee you that a large chunk of employee misuse is 100% non-malicious.  In many cases, it’s the hardest […]

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Jaw dropping stats from the 2010 Data Breach Investigations Report

I spent my morning reading through the 2010 Data Breach Investigations Report that was just published by the Verizon RISK Team and the United States Secret Service.  This is an amazingly insightful report with lots of information to digest.  If the topic of data breaches interests you, I highly recommend […]

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Who sent what? When? To whom? Was it encrypted? Did it get there?

I just finished reading a great article in Network Computing titled “Managed File Transfer Asserts Data Governance In Transit”.  Author Neil Roiter hit the nail right on the head by calling out the importance of visibility and governance over person-to-person file transfers.  And if you don’t believe us, just ask […]

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Transferring the Burden Under PCI DSS

GT News, an association for financial professionals, just posted an article on managed file transfer titled “Data: Transferring the Burden Under PCI DSS” written Jonathan Lampe, VP of Product Management at Ipswitch. “When evaluating for data security technology, a company should look at four categories: confidentiality, integrity, availability, and auditing. […]

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