The cost of a data breach now averages over $7 million dollars!

Did you know that the average cost of a data breach is $7.2 million dollars? Or that the cost of each compromised record is $214, an increase of 7% over last year? A data breach resulting in the loss or theft of protected personal data will have serious financial consequences […]

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16,000,000 reported breached records in 2010

Does it feel like you’re hearing about a new data breach almost every day? Well guess what — you likely are.  The Identity Theft Resource Center recorded 662 data breaches on its 2010 ITRC Breach List.  That averages to over a dozen reported breaches per week…. And a whopping total […]

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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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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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In the Dallas area? Check us out at SecureWorld Expo!

On Wednesday, November 3 and Thursday, November 4, Ipswitch File Transfer will be exhibiting and speaking at SecureWorld Expo, the leading regional security conference that brings together the security leaders, experts, senior executives, and policy makers who are shaping the very face of security. The “Exhibits and Open Sessions Registration” for […]

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SC Magazine awards Ipswitch’s MOVEit DMZ a “Best Buy” and gives it a 5-star ranking

SC Magazine just reviewed Ipswitch’s MOVEit DMZ, and awarded it a 5-star rankings for each of their 7 categories – That’s actually 35-stars in total! As many of you know, MOVEit DMZ is used by thousands of organizations around the globe to manage mission-critical file transfers that meet requirement for […]

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