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Document security needed for cloud transfers

Jan 17, 2012 4:42:20 AM

Cloud computing has presented companies with myriad benefits. In terms of file transfers, it has made the task of sending and receiving documents much easier and more efficient. However, several security risks may go along with this practice, according to a recent IT Business Edge report.

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Mobile workforce growth suggests need for greater document security

Jan 16, 2012 7:06:21 AM

Researchers from IDC expect the global mobile workforce to reach 1.3 billion people by 2015, meaning that more employees than ever will need to access sensitive company information through smartphones and tablets. That suggests companies should be doing more with document security now to prepare for continued mobility growth.

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How SMBs can best govern their data

Jan 13, 2012 7:10:10 AM

Small and medium-sized businesses no longer differ much from larger enterprises when it comes to reliance on information. As a result, the time as come for SMBs to begin thinking like corporations in terms of governing and controlling the use of their data.

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Employee theft represents significant document security threat

Jan 12, 2012 9:23:23 AM

Providing employees with enhanced access to information can serve as both a gift and a curse for companies. On one hand, having information at their fingertips allows professionals to be more productive, but it also presents a serious security risk, according to a report from records management firm Iron Mountain.

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Rise of cloud computing highlights need for access control

Jan 11, 2012 4:42:31 AM

Among the top benefits of the cloud is the technology's ability to improve the access to hosted information. However, this may also be its greatest downfall if files and documents aren't secured properly.

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Document security key when embracing self-service IT

Jan 11, 2012 4:28:58 AM

A trend has been brewing for the past several years to place more IT capabilities in the hands of end users. However, when embracing this trend toward self-service, it's important that companies keep an eye on document security, according to a recent Computerworld report.

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New defense budget calls for use of DRM

Jan 10, 2012 8:38:34 AM

Most people think of digital rights management as a means for publishers to protect their content. However, the technology will soon allow the U.S. Department of Defense to protect its own sensitive information.

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Security controls needed for BYOD programs

Jan 9, 2012 8:04:53 AM

Many organizations today are realizing the productivity benefits that can be derived from a bring-your-own-device mobility program, but BankInfoSecurity recently argued that any practice also requires strict security controls.

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Employee misuse poses high risk for companies

Jan 6, 2012 7:55:04 AM

The control organizations have over the devices used by their employees is loosening with the rise of consumerization. As a result, employee abuse and misuse of data is among the top threats to information security, according to ZDNet contributor Adam Powers.

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Spain passes landmark anti-piracy legislation

Jan 5, 2012 6:45:17 AM

The national government in Spain recently approved the Sinde Law, which includes strict provisions aimed at preventing the sharing of pirated content in order to protect intellectual property.

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Atari launches effort to protect intellectual property

Jan 5, 2012 6:42:17 AM

It's been decades since Atari held a spot among the major players in the video game industry, but that doesn't mean the company will cease the protection of its intellectual property, Develop recently reported.

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Information loss will cost U.S. economy nearly $300 billion

Jan 4, 2012 6:43:44 AM

The loss of sensitive information is having a dramatic impact on companies across the nation, and if the problem is not solved, it will end up costing the U.S. economy $290 billion by 2018, according to report contributed to Forbes by industry expert Kevin West.

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Protecting intellectual property must be top priority

Jan 3, 2012 7:25:58 AM

When it comes to document protection, keeping intellectual property safe should be a top priority this year as threats to such information increase, according to a recent Channelnomics report.

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Intellectual property theft is growing security concern

Dec 30, 2011 9:16:24 AM

Organizations pour all they have into the work they produce and the innovations they are responsible for, which is why there's a widespread need for the protection of intellectual property. But according to a recent Channel Insider report, the problem may only get worse moving forward.

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Mobile devices are security 'pain points'

Dec 30, 2011 6:38:52 AM

Through mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, employees enjoy access to information that was never before possible. For many organizations, government agencies included, this could translate into serious gains in terms of productivity, according to Government Computer News.

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Business need to expand use of encryption

Dec 30, 2011 6:37:06 AM

The need for encryption has grown as threats to enterprise information have become more sophisticated and widespread. In fact, tech news provider Technorati listed encryption among the areas that organizations should prioritize in 2012.

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Over-sharing of documents will continue in 2012, expert says

Dec 29, 2011 6:49:16 AM

In highlighting the top security trends for 2012, CNET contributor Elinor Mills said the over-sharing of sensitive documents will continue to plague organizations throughout the year despite the well-known effects of the practice.

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Hyper-connectivity will cause document protection issues next year

Dec 28, 2011 7:09:43 AM

Innovations of the information age have made it easier than ever to access and connect to all kinds of information. Moving forward, however, this will present myriad document protection issues for companies, according to CIO Update.

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Expert: Document protection needed to combat industrial espionage

Dec 27, 2011 7:30:31 AM

According to Bloor Research  IT security practice Nigel Stanley, industrial espionage has been around since the beginning of time - originating at the point when one person was seen to have a better idea than another.

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Report identifies numerous types of insider threats

Dec 23, 2011 7:57:40 AM

Unfortunately, a company's own employees are among its greatest threats when it comes to the security of information. Acknowledging this, a recent eWeek report identified various types of professionals and how each puts enterprise data at risk.

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