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Study: Companies cutting security corners despite proliferation of breaches

Oct 3, 2012 4:27:47 AM

A new DataMotion survey of more than 200 IT and business decision-makers across the United States and Canada revealed that employees do not fully understand or follow their organizations' document protection strategies when transferring files. Only slightly more than 45 percent of this group said they believe individuals comprehend and comply with protocol.

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Management essential to effective security

Oct 2, 2012 4:25:42 AM

Companies of all sizes are responsible for maintaining large volumes of customer financial and personal records that need to be kept safe. However, insiders and outsiders alike continue to expose confidential files, suggesting that decision-makers need to take a new approach to document protection.

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SMBs need to take extra security precautions

Oct 1, 2012 8:07:44 AM

Small and medium-sized businesses are often much more susceptible to losing confidential information than larger peers because they lack the resources needed to maintain and purchase innovative technologies to boost document protection.

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Small businesses must evaluate document security strategies

Sep 28, 2012 12:56:13 AM

Today's business landscape is growing increasingly competitive as more startups emerge and make it more difficult for organizations to garner attention and make a name for themselves. For this reason, among others, the cyber threat landscape is becoming more menacing, with companies battling one another for rights over intellectual property. Without implementing the appropriate document security[...]

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Identity management important during BYOD

Sep 28, 2012 12:55:29 AM

The proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other gadgets is helping companies become more efficient by supporting teleworking trends and giving employees access to mission-critical resources anywhere at any time. If proper document security procedures are not put in place, however, companies will likely fall victim to a breach in which confidential information is exposed, according to a report[...]

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Multi-factor authentication important for student document security

Sep 27, 2012 2:34:03 AM

As cloud computing continues to disrupt industries around the world, educational facilities will also begin using the technology to store confidential student data, such as personally identifiable information and financial records. Despite all the promises of the cloud, decision-makers must take the right steps to guarantee document security strategies are effective.

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BYOD impacting document protection strategies, expert says

Sep 27, 2012 2:32:42 AM

Speaking with SC Magazine, Phil Allen, identity and access management expert, said the bring-your-own-device phenomenon combined with the advent of online storage environments is having a significant impact on document security, as many companies are not able to effectively monitor who has access to mission-critical records.

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Companies have different demands for identity, access management

Sep 27, 2012 2:32:05 AM

Identity and access management is an important part of any document protection strategy, as the technology prohibits non-authorized users from leveraging mission-critical resources. A new study by Aveska confirmed the necessity of IAM solutions, though not all businesses have the same end goals in mind.

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Access management tips

Sep 26, 2012 2:29:05 AM

Identity and access management is becoming increasingly important as organizations continue to accumulate large volumes of information and adopt new strategies that make these resources more widely available. Decision-makers need to understand, however, that not all security offerings provide the same level of document protection, according to a report by Dark Reading.

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BYOD requires innovative access management

Sep 26, 2012 2:27:36 AM

The consumerization of IT is having a significant impact on the private sector. As more individuals demand the ability to use personal smartphones, tablets and other gadgets in the workplace, the number of endpoints grows and the potential to lose access management over confidential documents increases.

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Study: Executives confident in failing document security programs

Sep 25, 2012 2:55:24 AM

A new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed decision-makers have a false sense of confidence in their document protection efforts. The survey polled more than 9,300 executives and found that 42 percent consider themselves "front runners," even though only 8 percent truly qualified for the title.

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Healthcare facilities must be careful with big data

Sep 25, 2012 2:54:15 AM

The rapid proliferation of big data and electronic health records has left the healthcare industry more vulnerable. Although there are a number of new concerns associated with the evolving digital landscape, healthcare decision-makers need to keep document protection initiatives at the top of their priorities, according to a Government Health IT report.

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Employees responsible for bulk of data breaches, study finds

Sep 24, 2012 9:15:50 AM

While cyberattacks may receive more media attention, a recent Forrester study found that inadvertent errors on the part of employees are the leading cause of data breaches and document security failures.

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Massachusetts healthcare organization breaches HIPAA policy

Sep 21, 2012 3:05:58 AM

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates recently reached a $1.5 million settlement regarding an incident that violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The data breach occurred when an unencrypted laptop containing protected health information of patients was stolen.

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Australians concerned about protection of private data

Sep 21, 2012 3:05:02 AM

A July 2012 study by iSeek Communications found that more than three-quarters of Australian consumers believe companies should be held responsible for data breaches regarding customer records, according to Computerworld. Approximately 64 percent of Australians are worried about the document protection tools used by the private sector, while another 26 percent do not think businesses are capable[...]

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Study: Firms not confident with security during data migrations

Sep 20, 2012 4:02:22 AM

A new study by Veronis Systems revealed that 95 percent of organizations move data from one place to another at least once a year. Nearly two-thirds of these firms said they were not confident in their ability to ensure mission-critical information is protected during the migration. Another 79 percent of respondents said they could not guarantee the protection of confidential folders and[...]

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Companies finding expensive vulnerabilities in web-based solutions

Sep 20, 2012 4:01:05 AM

Companies are required to leverage web-based applications to remain competitive in today's fast-paced business world. Unfortunately, a new study commissioned by Coverity revealed that not all organizations are doing so securely.

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Killing data to enhance security

Sep 19, 2012 3:25:05 AM

Information is the blood that keeps businesses alive today. If it is stolen or exposed, companies will likely experience significant performance or reputational damage, making it difficult to recover and remain competitive with rival firms.

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Financial firms adopt new strategies to cope with evolving threat landscape

Sep 19, 2012 3:23:30 AM

The emergence of social media, cloud computing and mobility is introducing new challenges for businesses, especially financial organizations responsible for managing and protecting large volumes of confidential information. While document protection technologies were ranked among the top priorities for finance companies, approximately one in every four banks around the world experienced a data[...]

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Study: SMBs increasingly at risk of data exposure

Sep 18, 2012 3:09:55 AM

A new survey by Osterman Research revealed that small and medium-sized business document protection strategies are becoming increasingly important due to the proliferation of cloud computing and mobile devices.

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