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Allowing consumer-grade file sharing technologies is risky business

Looking back at 2011, we saw more and more employees using consumer-grade (and often personally owned) file sharing technologies such as USB drives, smartphones, personal email accounts, and file sharing websites to move sensitive company information.  We’ve learned that employees will “do what they need to do” to be productive […]

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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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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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