Wouldn’t it be great to say there is one product, from one vendor, that can protect all of your data? The reality, however, is that you need a security ecosystem and framework to protect your most valuable data assets. Forrester Research Inc. has developed a Data Security And Privacy Playbook which helps organizations build the framework they need to protect sensitive information. (more…)
Archive for the ‘DLP’ Category
Last week we featured an excellent blog by Mike Osterman, President of Osterman Research, focused on the threat to data security posed by insiders. As the business world gets more mobile and collaborative, the risks that insiders pose to information security increases. With cloud storage apps, thumb drives, and mobile devices that contain a great deal of corporate information but are also easily lost or stolen, your users can leak huge volumes of your critical data quickly – and so far I am just talking about mistakes by good employees. When you consider employees that have gone bad and are stealing information for financial gain, prevention and detection of insider data leaks becomes critical.
Next week, SC Magazine will be hosting a webinar on how Provident Bank transformed their information protection strategy [link updated to webinar recording]. While it might be a bit of a spoiler, I will let you know that Provident Bank thought enough of classification to make it central to their data protection transformation, as have many other financial organizations. I have worked with a number of different financial services companies, and while each might deal with much of the same kinds of data – payment card information (PCI), personally identifiable information (PII), and intellectual property (IP) – they all had their own unique drivers for implementing classification. It made me wonder — what are the top 5 reasons that financial organizations have asked TITUS to help them classify their data? Here is what I found:
It’s Data Privacy Day today, and TITUS is participating with other organizations around the world to raise awareness about the need to protect personal data. While much of the focus of Data Privacy Day is on how individuals can protect their data from the mischievous, the opportunist and the criminal, here at TITUS we like to look at it from the other side. How can the bank, the clinic, the department store, the utility, the educational institution, and all of the other legitimate organizations that collect personal details be good stewards of this information?
As the workforce becomes more mobile, enterprises wishing to facilitate a productive mobile workforce need to ensure that their workers have access to information. This means that mobile users must download and share information that could be detrimental to the organization if it is acquired by an outside agent. Yet, almost weekly we hear of another major breach of an organization’s central security perimeter. If the central data vault can be compromised, it raises the question: how safe is your data on mobile devices?
Mobile devices share information over public networks and they make it easy for users to share information with public cloud storage services. Worse still, they are easily lost or stolen. It makes a lot of sense, then, to leverage a tool like Microsoft Rights Management Services (RMS) to encrypt your most sensitive data—especially when it is shared with mobile users.