Enforcement

A Security Hole – is Dropbox Dropping the Ball?

Security researcher Derek Newton and a few Dropbox users have found a significant security hole in Dropbox. They published their results and Dropbox responded. Dropbox’s response is not adequate.  It’s not enough for them to bury their head in the sand and to say that this security gap is not […]

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Epsilon breach affects millions of people, including me.

I, like many others, have received security notifications about the Epsilon data breach.  In the last 48-hours I have been sent email warnings from 8 companies that I trusted with my personal information – Banks, retailers and hotels. These companies entrusted my private contact information to Epsilon, a 3rd party […]

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Survey Results: Major Security and Compliance Concerns for Businesses

We’ve got some fresh stats and trends to share from data that we collected at the recent RSA Security Conference.  Many thanks to the “statistically significant” number of people that took the time to fill out our survey questionnaire. Our survey results highlight some major security and compliance concerns for […]

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File Transfer: Evolution from Tactical to Strategic

There are many reasons why organizations have shifted their approach to file transfer away from being a purely tactical point-solution (which was likely driven by a new/immediate need of a single business unit) to being viewed as a strategic project that’s now considered an important part of an organization’s overall […]

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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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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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